Brugada syndrome (Brew-GAH-dah) is a rare but potentially fatal arrhythmia that is sometimes inherited.
- People with Brugada syndrome are at increased risk of irregular heart rhythms that begin in the lower chambers of the heart (ventricles).Brugada syndrome Treatment Hyderabad
- Treatment for Brugada syndrome includes preventive measures such as avoiding aggravating drugs and reducing fever. If necessary, treatment may also include a medical device called an implantable cardiovertor defibrillator (ICD).
Many people with Brugada syndrome don’t know they have it. Brugada syndrome often does not cause any noticeable symptoms.
Signs and symptoms that may be associated with Brugada syndrome include:
- Heavy, heavy breathing, especially at night
- Irregular heartbeat or palpitations
- Extremely fast and chaotic heartbeat
Brugada syndrome is a heart rhythm disorder. Each heartbeat is triggered by an electrical pulse generated by special cells in the upper right chamber of your heart. Tiny pores, called channels, on each of these cells direct this electrical activity that makes your heart beat faster.
- In Brugada syndrome, a defect in these ducts causes an unusually fast heartbeat, which creates a dangerous heartbeat (ventricular fibrillation).
- As a result, your heart is not pumping enough blood to the rest of your body. You may pass out if the abnormal rhythm continues for a short time. Sudden cardiac death can occur if the abnormal heart rhythm does not stop.Brugada syndrome Treatment Hyderabad
Brugada syndrome can be caused by:
- Structural abnormality in your heart that may be difficult to spot
- An imbalance of chemicals that help send electrical signals through your body (electrolytes)
- Use of certain prescription drugs or cocaine
Risk factors for Brugada syndrome include:
- Family history of Brugada syndrome. This condition is often passed on (inherited) through families. If other family members have had Brugada syndrome you are also at increased risk.
- Be a man. Men are more likely to be diagnosed with Brugada syndrome than women.
- Run. Brugada syndrome is more common in Asians than in other races.
- Fever. A fever does not cause Brugada syndrome, but it can irritate the heart and cause fainting or sudden cardiac arrest in people with Brugada syndrome, especially children.
If a family member has Brugada syndrome, genetic testing may be done to see if you have the disease or are at risk.Brugada syndrome Treatment Hyderabad