Brugada syndrome in the elderly in Taiwan - Report of two cases

Jyh Ming Juang, Ling Ping Lai, Jiunn Lee Lin, Fu Tien Chiang

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Abstract

Brugada syndrome is a potentially lethal ventricular arrhythmia disease with an ECG pattern of ST-segment elevation in leads V1-3 and normal QT interval without structural heart disease. Clinical presentation of Brugada syndrome is characterized by a male predominance with syncope or sudden death, mostly at an average age of 40 years. We report 2 male patients, in whom the diagnosis was made at the ages of 71 and 74 years, respectively. They presented with aborted sudden death or repeated syncope. They had coved-type Brugada ECG, and one of them had positive procainamide provocative test. Both received implantation of a cardioverter defibrillator. One had recurrent events and received ICD discharge within 4 weeks after implantation. Our study showed that Brugada syndrome could occur in the elderly, and its clinical presentations were as severe as those in younger patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-67
Number of pages6
JournalActa Cardiologica Sinica
Volume21
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Brugada syndrome
  • Elder population
  • Sudden cardiac death
  • Ventricular fibrillation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Juang, J. M., Lai, L. P., Lin, J. L., & Chiang, F. T. (2005). Brugada syndrome in the elderly in Taiwan - Report of two cases. Acta Cardiologica Sinica, 21(1), 62-67.