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Brugada Syndrome (BrS)

Brugada (brew-GAH-dah) syndrome is a genetic heart rhythm disorder characterized by abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG) findings and an increased risk of sudden cardiac death. People with Brugada syndrome have an increased risk of abnormal heart rhythms from the lower chambers of the heart (ventricular arrhythmias). Brugada syndrome occurs more frequently in men.

Symptoms

People with Brugada syndrome often don’t have symptoms, and may not know they have the condition. The most common sign of the disorder is the presence of a Type 1 Brugada ECG pattern as detected by electrocardiogram (ECG) test. The following symptoms could also indicate Brugada syndrome. However they may also point to other ailments, so it’s important to be tested by a physician who is knowledgeable in heart rhythm disorders.

  • Fainting (syncope)
  • Irregular or chaotic heartbeats
  • Extremely fast and chaotic heartbeat (sudden cardiac arrest)

Treatment

Treatment options may include one or a combination of the following: 

Contact us to learn more about our Electrophysiology team that provides regional patient treatment for BrS and a range of heart rhythm disorders.

UT Erlanger Cardiology
Erlanger Medical Mall
979 East 3rd Street
Suite C-520
Chattanooga, TN 37403
423-778-5661