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Other Names for this Disease
- Right bundle branch block, ST segment elevation, and sudden death syndrome
- Sudden unexpected nocturnal death syndrome
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Brugada syndrome is very unpredictable. The condition manifests primarily during adulthood. Individuals with this condition have a high risk of ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death. The mean age of sudden death is approximately 40 years. Males in whom sustained ventricular arrhythmias are easily induced and who have a spontaneously abnormal ECG have a poor prognosis (i.e., a 45% likelihood of having an arrhythmic event at any time during life). Although Brugada syndrome is more prevalent among affected males, the disease may also affect females. Females with Brugada syndrome are also at risk for sudden death.
Last updated: 5/26/2011