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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)

Channelopathy with decrease expression of I nascn5a and increased expression of I k to causing abnormality on Ecg in leads v1-3 with increased 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 : Channelopathy with decrease expression of I nascn5a and increased expression of I k to causing abnormality on Ecg in leads v1-3 with increased risk for sudden cardiac death ...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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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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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

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Had various ecg exams would brugada syndrome of showed up?

Had various ecg exams would brugada syndrome of showed up?

Brugada syndrome: NO ,concealed Brugada is very often the case needing provocative testing with ECG monitoring; get consultant help if concerned especially if symptomatic ...Read more

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Can marijuana be bad for me if I have an implated icd and brugada syndrome?

Can marijuana be bad for me if I have an implated icd and brugada syndrome?

Could be bad: Brugada syndrome is a potentially life-threatening heart rhythm disorder. Marijuana can acutely raise heart rate and blood pressure -- and also make people more likely to have a heart attack. Coronary artery disease increases incidence of marijuana-induced acute angina even more. Discuss with your own physician -- but if your heart health matters to you, smoking marijuana isn't smart. ...Read more

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Procainamide challenge for diagnoses of BRUGADA syndrome. What are possible side effects? I've head that procainamide can lead to death?

Procainamide challenge for diagnoses of BRUGADA syndrome. What are possible side effects? I've head that procainamide can lead to death?

Generally: few to no side effects...and YOU WILL BE MONITORED BY A CARDIOLOGIST during the ENTIRE test... thus fatal events are VERY VERY RARE! (Chance close to ZERO) ALSO it is NECESSARY to HAVE this syndrome DISCOVERED IN ADVANCE!! Good luck and BE WELL! ...Read more

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ECG says I might have Brugada syndrome. I have never fainted, feel fine and used to run marathons. Could I have something else?

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ECG says I might have Brugada syndrome. I have never fainted, feel fine and used to run marathons.  Could I have something else?

Here are some...: Sorry to hear such diagnosis, which would not be given lightly since the affected patients may die of ventricular fibrillation - so called sudden adult death syndrome (SADS). Hence, bring this question directly to your cardiologist, although having wishful thinking of "not me" has been common to many patients and their family at learning a bad news of suffering from a deadly disease. That is life! ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to have a colonoscopy using propofol if i have Brugada syndrome? Will it cause an episode of VT or VF?

Is it safe for me to have a colonoscopy using propofol if i have Brugada syndrome? Will it cause an episode of VT or VF?

Yes with precautions: Although propofol may result in malignant arrhythmias in some Brugada syndrome patients, it has been used uneventfully in numerous other Brugada syndrome patients. When appropriate measures are taken anesthesia with propofol can most often be performed safely in Brugada syndrome patients. For detailed information on anesthesia in Brugada syndrome see: http://bit.ly/2bhf1Zz ...Read more

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