Monomorphic ventricular tachycardia in 'Brugada syndrome': Clinical case and literature review

Giuseppe Allocca, Alessandro Proclemer, Gaetano Nucifora, Erica DallArmellina, Luca Rebellato

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Abstract

A 20-year-old white judoka was admitted for severe palpitations during exercise followed by syncope. The electrocardiogram on admission revealed a wide-complex monomorphic tachycardia at a rate of 260 beats/min, with right bundle brunch block morphology and right axis deviation. Following electrical cardioversion, the electrocardiogram showed sinus rhythm with type 1 pattern of Brugada syndrome. We describe in detail the clinical course, the results of electrophysiological study, and therapeutic management. We reviewed literature data concerning a few cases of 'atypical Brugada syndrome' characterized by monomorphic ventricular tachycardia as clinical arrhythmia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)842-846
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Volume9
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2008

Keywords

  • Brugada syndrome
  • Exercise
  • Sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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