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Published online: 2007-08-29
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Case report
Cardiac arrest with subsequent permanent anoxaemic brain damage in a patient with the Brugada syndrome

Beata Uziębło-Życzkowska, Leszek Kubik, Dariusz Michałkiewicz, Karol Makowski, Marian Cholewa
Kardiol Pol 2007;65(8):977-981.

open access

Vol 65, No 8 (2007)
Other
Published online: 2007-08-29
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

The paper presents a case of a 20-year-old student with a history of cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation. The episode of cardiac arrest occurred when the patient did not complain of any health problems, and there was no visible structural heart disease. Consequently, permanent anoxaemic brain damage was observed. Based on ECG examination, the Brugada syndrome was diagnosed as the cause of cardiac arrest. The ajmaline challenge test was performed in the members of the patient’s family.

Abstract

The paper presents a case of a 20-year-old student with a history of cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation. The episode of cardiac arrest occurred when the patient did not complain of any health problems, and there was no visible structural heart disease. Consequently, permanent anoxaemic brain damage was observed. Based on ECG examination, the Brugada syndrome was diagnosed as the cause of cardiac arrest. The ajmaline challenge test was performed in the members of the patient’s family.
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Keywords

Brugada syndrome; cardiac arrest; implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

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Title

Case report
Cardiac arrest with subsequent permanent anoxaemic brain damage in a patient with the Brugada syndrome

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 65, No 8 (2007)

Pages

977-981

Published online

2007-08-29

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2007;65(8):977-981.

Keywords

Brugada syndrome
cardiac arrest
implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

Authors

Beata Uziębło-Życzkowska
Leszek Kubik
Dariusz Michałkiewicz
Karol Makowski
Marian Cholewa

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