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Hyperkalemia-induced Brugada pattern: an unusual manifestation

Tanawuttiwat, Tanyanan; Harindhanavudhi, Tasma; Bhan, Adarsh; Dia, Muhyaldeen

Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine: April 2010 - Volume 11 - Issue 4 - p 285–287
doi: 10.2459/JCM.0b013e32832f40bd
Case reports

The Brugada syndrome is a well-known genetic disease comprising a distinct electrocardiographic pattern with a high risk for cardiac arrest. The Brugada electrocardiographic pattern has, however, been observed in other clinical conditions. We describe a case of hyperkalemia presenting a Brugada type I pattern in the absence of typical electrocardiographic manifestations seen in hyperkalemia.

aDepartment of Medicine, USA

bDivision of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Advocate Christ Medical Center/University of Illinois at Chicago, Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA

Received 22 April, 2009

Revised 21 May, 2009

Accepted 9 June, 2009

Correspondence to Tanyanan Tanawuttiwat, MD, 4440 West 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453, USA Tel: +1 708 684 5673/6755/983 9338; fax: +1 708 684 2500; e-mail:

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