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What is the definitive test for brugada syndrome?

What is the definitive test for brugada syndrome?

ECG: Ecg is the primary test for diagnosising brugada syndrome however the the diagnosis can be further confirmed with genetic testing. ...Read more

Dr. Miguel Salazar
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Brugada Syndrome (Definition)

There could be,;; depends on several factors, however for ones with no prominent Brugada ECG sign on baseline and with clean family history, the risk ...Read more


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What are the risks of a "Procainamide challenge" to diagnose Brugada Syndrome? My EP recommended this test to rule out Brugada.

What are the risks of a "Procainamide challenge" to diagnose Brugada Syndrome? My EP recommended this test to rule out Brugada.

This syndrome: is so rare that there is insufficient data to answer your question. If the test you mention is done in a modern , hospital based electrophysiology unit..the risks are MINIMAL..and a lot less than the risks of UNTREATED BRUGADA syndrome!!!! My opinion only Hope it helps! DR Z ...Read more

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Which medications can cause Brugada Syndrome?

Go here..: Brugadadrugs.org. The list of drugs that may or may not exacerbate is extensive. There are tables on this website divided in categories from likely to cause symptoms to "controversial". ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: brugada syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: brugada syndrome?

Brugada : There could be,;; depends on several factors, however for ones with no prominent Brugada ECG sign on baseline and with clean family history, the risk is much lower . ...Read more

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Are there any risks for asymptomatic patients with brugada syndrome?

Are there any risks for asymptomatic patients with brugada syndrome?

Brugada Syndrome: Absolutely! the person could die suddenly from an abnormal heart rhythm. I strongly recoomend that you read about this at:http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/brugada-syndrome/ds01142; and if you have ever fainted unexpectedly, had a really funny heart sensation, or have had anyone in your family die from an unexpected "heart attack" see your doctor and get checked out right away. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats brugada syndrome?

What kind of doctor treats brugada syndrome?

Brugada syndrome: Brugada syndrome was named after cardiologist who discovered it. It is genetic decease, characterized by abnormal ecg. You need to see cardiologist. ...Read more

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Can Brugada syndrome cause monomorphic VT or only Polymorphic?

Can Brugada syndrome cause monomorphic VT or only Polymorphic?

Usually: polymorphic VT that leads to ventricular fibrillation. It can also cause atrial fibrillation that is usually not fatal but has side effects. You can see changes on an EKG and be genetically screened. All the best. ...Read more

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Are you born with Brugada Syndrome? or can you develop it? Is it familial?

Are you born with Brugada Syndrome? or can you develop it? Is it familial?

Brugada Syndrome: There are different types of Brugada Syndrome, although all types lead to similar electrical disturbances in the heart. SOME are inherited and familial, whereas other types are not and are caused by structural abnormalities of the heart, certain medications, cocaine, and rarely severe electrolyte disturbances. Talk to cardiologist or electrophysiologist about your type and possible cause. ...Read more

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Do you see many patients with brugada syndrome get approved for disability?

Do you see many patients with brugada syndrome get approved for disability?

Disabling Dysrythmia: Brugada syndrome is usually not disabling by itself. Although the fainting can keep one from their occupation, having the implantable defibrillator can really make a difference in the ability to sustain meaningful employment. It is may be grouped with some other disabling diagnosis that would allow some impairment rating. Check with your cardiologist. ...Read more