Brugada syndrome

  • Rachel Bastiaenen St. George’s University of London, Cardiovascular Research Centre, London, United Kingdom.
  • Elijah R. Behr | ebehr@sgul.ac.uk St. George’s University of London, Cardiovascular Research Centre, London, United Kingdom.

Abstract

The Brugada syndrome demonstrates characteristic electrocardiogram features and is a significant cause of sudden death in young adults with overtly normal cardiac structure and function. The genetic basis has not yet been fully elucidated but our understanding of the causative mutations and modifiers of arrhythmic events is advancing rapidly alongside sequencing technologies. We expect that the future will include risk stratification according to genotype and management tailored to the genetic diagnosis.

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Author Biographies

Rachel Bastiaenen, St. George’s University of London, Cardiovascular Research Centre, London

Cardiology Research Fellow

Elijah R. Behr, St. George’s University of London, Cardiovascular Research Centre, London
Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist

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Published
2011-11-20
Keywords:
brugada syndrome, sudden cardiac death, ventricular fibrillation.
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How to Cite
Bastiaenen, R., & Behr, E. (2011). Brugada syndrome. Cardiogenetics, 1(1s), e3. https://doi.org/10.4081/cardiogenetics.2011.s1.e3