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Case report
Variant Brugada syndrome – mild ST segment elevation in inferior leads and aborted sudden cardiac death

Piotr Kukla, Marek Jastrzębski, Bogumiła Bacior, Piotr Gomuła, Janusz Grodecki, Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz
Kardiol Pol 2007;65(12):1494-1498.

open access

Vol 65, No 12 (2007)
Other
Published online: 2007-12-21
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We describe a case of an otherwise healthy 48-year-old man who survived aborted sudden cardiac death (SCD). His ECG showed ST segment elevation in inferior leads, therefore an acute coronary syndrome was suspected. However, serial troponin T and CPK-MB were negative, echocardiogram was unremarkable and exercise test was negative. On the basis of electrophysiological study, positive ajmaline test, persistent ST segment elevation in inferior leads and other clinical features (PQ interval of 240 ms, family history of SCD) a diagnosis of variant Brugada syndrome was made. Persistent ST segment elevations in inferior leads can be a marker of variant Brugada syndrome.

Abstract

We describe a case of an otherwise healthy 48-year-old man who survived aborted sudden cardiac death (SCD). His ECG showed ST segment elevation in inferior leads, therefore an acute coronary syndrome was suspected. However, serial troponin T and CPK-MB were negative, echocardiogram was unremarkable and exercise test was negative. On the basis of electrophysiological study, positive ajmaline test, persistent ST segment elevation in inferior leads and other clinical features (PQ interval of 240 ms, family history of SCD) a diagnosis of variant Brugada syndrome was made. Persistent ST segment elevations in inferior leads can be a marker of variant Brugada syndrome.
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Keywords

variant Brugada syndrome; ST-segment elevation; sudden cardiac death

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Title


Case report
Variant Brugada syndrome – mild ST segment elevation in inferior leads and aborted sudden cardiac death

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 65, No 12 (2007)

Pages

1494-1498

Published online

2007-12-21

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2007;65(12):1494-1498.

Keywords

variant Brugada syndrome
ST-segment elevation
sudden cardiac death

Authors

Piotr Kukla
Marek Jastrzębski
Bogumiła Bacior
Piotr Gomuła
Janusz Grodecki
Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz

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