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Vol 68, No 6 (2010)
Electrocardiogram of the month
Published online: 2010-06-17
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Brugada sign unmasking the location of an acute myocardial infarction

Eftychios Siniorakis, Spyridon Arvanitakis, Eftychios Prokovas, Georgios Psatheris, Nikos Exadactylos
Kardiol Pol 2010;68(6):708-710.

open access

Vol 68, No 6 (2010)
Electrocardiogram of the month
Published online: 2010-06-17
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Two patients with acute myocardial infarction were admitted with unremarkable electrocardiograms, which did not reveal the location of the damage. A review of these electrocardiograms led to a suspicion of the presence of Brugada sign (BRSG), something subsequently confirmed by the administration of a sodium channel blocker. The unmasking of BRSG was unexpectedly accompanied by repolarisation abnormalities, showing ischaemia in the lateral wall, concordant with the distribution of the culprit vessels in the coronary angiogram.
Kardiol Pol 2010; 68, 6: 708-710

Abstract

Two patients with acute myocardial infarction were admitted with unremarkable electrocardiograms, which did not reveal the location of the damage. A review of these electrocardiograms led to a suspicion of the presence of Brugada sign (BRSG), something subsequently confirmed by the administration of a sodium channel blocker. The unmasking of BRSG was unexpectedly accompanied by repolarisation abnormalities, showing ischaemia in the lateral wall, concordant with the distribution of the culprit vessels in the coronary angiogram.
Kardiol Pol 2010; 68, 6: 708-710
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Keywords

Brugada sign; electrocardiogram; acute myocardial infarction; procainamide

About this article
Title

Brugada sign unmasking the location of an acute myocardial infarction

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 68, No 6 (2010)

Pages

708-710

Published online

2010-06-17

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2010;68(6):708-710.

Keywords

Brugada sign
electrocardiogram
acute myocardial infarction
procainamide

Authors

Eftychios Siniorakis
Spyridon Arvanitakis
Eftychios Prokovas
Georgios Psatheris
Nikos Exadactylos

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