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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摘要

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.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)62-67
頁數6
期刊Acta Cardiologica Sinica
21
發行號1
出版狀態已發佈 - 三月 1 2005
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  • 心臟病學與心血管醫學

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