What does Brugada syndrome feel like?

Symptoms of Brugada syndrome can include: Ventricular tachyarrhythmia (a fast, irregular heart rhythm that begins in the lower chambers of the heart) Fainting (syncope) Heart palpitations (can feel like a fluttering or a flip-flopping in the chest)

What triggers Brugada?

The genetic form of Brugada syndrome is most often caused by a defect in the SCN genes. But other genes can be involved, too. It can be inherited from just one parent. But some people develop a new defect of the gene rather than inheriting it from a parent.

How common is Brugada?

Brugada syndrome is rare. It affects about 5 of every 10,000 people worldwide. Symptoms often start during adulthood. But the disorder can develop at any age, including infancy.

How do you rule out Brugada?

It’s rarely diagnosed in young children because the symptoms are often unnoticed. To diagnose Brugada syndrome, your doctor will perform a physical exam and listen to your heart with a stethoscope. Tests are done to check your heart beat and diagnose or confirm Brugada syndrome.

What do you need to know about Brugada syndrome?

Brugada syndrome. Overview. Brugada (brew-GAH-dah) syndrome is a potentially life-threatening heart rhythm disorder that is sometimes inherited. People with Brugada syndrome have an increased risk of abnormal heart rhythms from the lower chambers of the heart (ventricular arrhythmias).

How is Brugada syndrome related to Ion channelopathy?

Brugada syndrome (BrS) is a cardiac disease caused by an inherited ion channelopathy associated with a propensity to develop ventricular fibrillation.

When do you have high vagal tone Brugada syndrome?

The abnormal heart rhythms seen in Brugada syndrome often occur at rest, following a heavy meal, or even during sleep. These situations are linked to periods when the vagus nerve is activated, referred to as periods of high vagal tone.

Can a cardioverter defibrillator help with Brugada syndrome?

An implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) can help prevent sudden death linked to Brugada syndrome. When this device detects the start of an arrhythmia, it will either try to stop it with pacing or deliver a shock to reset it back into its regular rhythm.