Brugada type 1 electrocardiogram unmasked by a febrile state following syncope [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2012; 40(2): 155-158 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2012.01725

Brugada type 1 electrocardiogram unmasked by a febrile state following syncope

Kıvanç Yalın, Ebru Gölcük, Ahmet Kaya Bilge, Kamil Adalet
Department of Cardiology, İstanbul University, İstanbul Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul

Brugada syndrome is a genetic disease characterized by persistent or transient ST elevation in the right precordial electrocardiogram (ECG) leads with or without right bundle branch block. It represents an increased risk for sudden cardiac death despite a structurally normal heart. Brugada-type ECG can be unmasked and induced by several circumstances. We report on a 24-year-old male patient who experienced a syncopal episode and manifested Brugada type 1 ECG during a febrile state. His ECG changed to normal after treatment of fever. A single-chamber ICD was implanted to the patient because of syncope, fever-induced type I Brugada ECG pattern, and ventricular fibrillation during ajmaline challenge.

Keywords: Brugada syndrome, electrocardiography, fever/complications, syndrome

How to cite this article
Kıvanç Yalın, Ebru Gölcük, Ahmet Kaya Bilge, Kamil Adalet. Brugada type 1 electrocardiogram unmasked by a febrile state following syncope. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2012; 40(2): 155-158

Corresponding Author: Kıvanç Yalın, Türkiye
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