Development of monomorphic ventricular tachycardia in a patient with fever-induced Brugada syndrome

Yuriko Sato, Yoshiyasu Aizawa, Taishi Fujisawa, Shogo Ito, Kousuke Katano, Nozomi Fuse, Akira Miyabe, Kimihiro Osada, Ryuuma Ishihara, Atushi Tosaka, Toshitake Tamamura, Taisuke Mizumura, Youichi Sugimura, Kazuaki Nakajima, Yoshinori Katsumata, Takahiko Nishiyama, Takehiro Kimura, Yoshiko Furukawa, Seiji Takatsuki, Kenjiro KosakiKeiichi Fukuda

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Abstract

A 50-year-old woman visited the emergency department with a high fever due to pneumonia. Incessant monomorphic ventricular tachycardia occurred and was terminated by intravenous lidocaine. Her ECG during sinus rhythm demonstrated ST segment elevation suggestive of Brugada syndrome (BS). An intensive examination could not detect any structural disease, and typical coved-type ST elevation was unmasked by a pilsicainide injection leading to a diagnosis of BS. An ICD was implanted for secondary prevention of ventricular arrhythmia. The patient has been free from any recurrences of arrhythmia for 3 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-468
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of arrhythmia
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Brugada syndrome
  • Fever
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator
  • Ventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Sato, Y., Aizawa, Y., Fujisawa, T., Ito, S., Katano, K., Fuse, N., Miyabe, A., Osada, K., Ishihara, R., Tosaka, A., Tamamura, T., Mizumura, T., Sugimura, Y., Nakajima, K., Katsumata, Y., Nishiyama, T., Kimura, T., Furukawa, Y., Takatsuki, S., ... Fukuda, K. (2018). Development of monomorphic ventricular tachycardia in a patient with fever-induced Brugada syndrome. journal of arrhythmia, 34(4), 465-468. https://doi.org/10.1002/joa3.12068