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Case report
Brugada syndrome – underestimated cause of sudden cardiac death in patients without an organic cardiac disease – a case report

Małgorzata Kołodziej, Janusz Śledź, Marianna Janion
Kardiol Pol 2009;67(2):159-161.

open access

Vol 67, No 2 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-02-18
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a case of a 61-year-old man with a history of syncope and sudden cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation, with the symptoms of spontaneous electrocardiographic changes characteristic for the Brugada syndrome. The patient received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. This patient was previously hospitalised in 2003, when the diagnosis of atrio-ventricular block has been established and in 2006, when he had chest pain and was operated because of the right coronary artery ostium haematoma. However, the diagnosis of Brugada syndrome was not established.

Abstract

We present a case of a 61-year-old man with a history of syncope and sudden cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation, with the symptoms of spontaneous electrocardiographic changes characteristic for the Brugada syndrome. The patient received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. This patient was previously hospitalised in 2003, when the diagnosis of atrio-ventricular block has been established and in 2006, when he had chest pain and was operated because of the right coronary artery ostium haematoma. However, the diagnosis of Brugada syndrome was not established.
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Keywords

the Brugada syndrome; sudden cardiac death; ventricular fibrillation

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Title

Case report
Brugada syndrome – underestimated cause of sudden cardiac death in patients without an organic cardiac disease – a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 67, No 2 (2009)

Pages

159-161

Published online

2009-02-18

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2009;67(2):159-161.

Keywords

the Brugada syndrome
sudden cardiac death
ventricular fibrillation

Authors

Małgorzata Kołodziej
Janusz Śledź
Marianna Janion

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