Brugada-type electrocardiographic changes in a febrile patient of African descent

Takeki Suzuki, Shun Kosaka

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Abstract

Brugada syndrome is an arrhythmic syndrome characterized by a pattern of right bundle branch block and an ST-segment elevation in the right precordial leads on the electrocardiogram. This type of electrocardiographic change is predominantly documented in Asian and white persons and almost never present in persons of African ancestry. Despite the well-known risk of sudden death in patients with Brugada syndrome, controversy exists concerning the management of asymptomatic patients with Brugada-type electrocardiographic patterns. The present report describes the case of a patient with a Brugada-type electrocardiographic pattern induced by his febrile condition. A favorable outcome was achieved with a conservative approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-99
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Volume332
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Aug
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • African American
  • Asymptomatic
  • Brugada syndrome
  • Brugada-type electrocardiographic pattern
  • Febrile condition

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Brugada-type electrocardiographic changes in a febrile patient of African descent. / Suzuki, Takeki; Kosaka, Shun.

In: American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Vol. 332, No. 2, 08.2006, p. 97-99.

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