April 4, 2016

Brugada Phenocopy

An elderly with history of DM, HTN and dyslipidemia was brought in due to altered mental status. No fever, chest pain or dyspnea. Should you activate the cath lab?

Figure 1

The ECG shows the Brugada pattern. Labs came back with a creatinine about 8 and K of 6.3. After correction and K became normal, the ecg is as shown.

Figure 2

Please refer to this article for the 3 Brugada Patterns:
Brugada Syndrome: Report of the Second Consensus Conference

Here is the website of (http://www.brugadaphenocopy.com) of Dr Baranchuk that was created to establish an international database of Brugada Phenocopy.


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