EKG pattern of brugada syndrome and sudden infant death syndrome - Is it time to review the diagnostic criteria? case report and review of literature

Emiliana Franco, Andre Dias, Daniele Teresa, Kathy Hebert

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Abstract

Brugada Syndrome (BrS) is a cardiac disorder characterized by incomplete right bundle-branch block and ST elevations in the anterior precordial leads especially V1-V3, associated with an increased risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young adults. Our case describes a patient with family history of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) who presented with a Brugada pattern unmasked by severe hyperkalemia and diabetic ketoacidosis. Several studies have concluded there may be a genetic link among SIDS, SDC, and BrS resulting from mutations in cardiac ion channel-related genes. Recognizing SIDS as part of the diagnostic criteria for BrS would help us identifying a significant number of families susceptible to develop SCD (as well as SIDS).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-202
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014

Keywords

  • clinical
  • clinical, electrophysiology-cardiac arrest/sudden death
  • Electrophysiology-Brugada syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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