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Brugada syndrome

A silent killer

Thanavaro, Joanne L., DNP, ACNP-BC, DNP; Chouhan, Lalit, MD, FACC

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000363594.34191.14
Bonus Content: CARDIOVASCULAR CARE
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Brugada syndrome is a dangerous genetic disease diagnosed by an abnormal ECG. Treatment may include an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, which monitors heart rhythm. Pharmocologic therapy is also indicated in some cases.

Joanne L. Thanavaro is an associate professor, School of Nursing at St. Louis University, and Lalit Chouhan is a cardiologist at St. Louis Cardiology Consultants, St. Louis, Mo.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.