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Case report : synergetic effect of ischaemia and increased vagal tone inducing ventricular fibrillation in a patient with Brugada syndrome

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BackgroundBrugada syndrome (BS) is a hereditary channelopathy associated with syncope, malignant ventricular arrhythmia, and sudden cardiac death. Right ventricular ischaemia and BS have similar underlying substrates precipitating ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation (VF).Case summaryA 72-year-old woman with BS and a stenosis on the proximal right coronary artery received several subsequent implantable cardioverter-defibrillator shocks due to VF during an episode of extreme nausea with vomiting.DiscussionThis case report emphasizes on the synergetic effect of mild ischaemia and increased vagal tone on the substrate responsible for BS to create pathophysiological changes precipitating VF.
Tijdschrift: EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL. CASE REPORTS
ISSN: 2514-2119
Issue: 4
Volume: 4
Pagina's: 1 - 5
Jaar van publicatie:2020