Title

Hyperkalemia Induced Brugada Phenocopy: A Rare ECG Manifestation.

Publication/Presentation Date

2-2017

Abstract

Brugada syndrome (BrS) is an inherited disorder of cardiac ion channels characterized by peculiar ECG findings predisposing individuals to ventricular arrhythmias, syncope, and sudden cardiac death (SCD). Various electrolyte disturbances and ion channels blocking drugs could also provoke BrS ECG findings without genetic BrS. Clinical differentiation and recognition are essential for guiding the legitimate action. Hyperkalemia is well known to cause a wide variety of ECG manifestations. Severe hyperkalemia can even cause life threatening ventricular arrhythmias and cardiac conduction abnormalities. Most common ECG findings include peaked tall T waves with short PR interval and wide QRS complex. Since it is very commonly encountered disorder, physicians need to be aware of even its rare ECG manifestations, which include ST segment elevation and Brugada pattern ECG (BrP). We are adding a case to the limited literature about hyperkalemia induced reversible Brugada pattern ECG changes.

Volume

2017

Comments

Volume 2017, Article ID 9464728, 4 pages

Disciplines

Cardiology | Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division

Document Type

Article

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