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Brugada syndrome

Author(s): Rachel Bastiaenen | Elijah R. Behr

Journal: Cardiogenetics
ISSN 2035-8253

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1s;
Start page: e3;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: brugada syndrome | sudden cardiac death | ventricular fibrillation.

The Brugada syndrome demonstrates characteristic electrocardiogram features and is a significant cause of sudden death in young adults with overtly normal cardiac structure and function. The genetic basis has not yet been fully elucidated but our understanding of the causative mutations and modifiers of arrhythmic events is advancing rapidly alongside sequencing technologies. We expect that the future will include risk stratification according to genotype and management tailored to the genetic diagnosis.
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