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    Brugada Syndrome

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    Disorder Subdivisions

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    General Discussion

    Summary
    Brugada syndrome is a rare inherited cardiovascular disorder characterized by disturbances affecting the electrical system of the heart. The main symptom is irregular heartbeats and, without treatment, may potentially result in sudden death. In some cases, no symptoms may precede sudden death. Brugada Syndrome typically begins onset in adulthood and follows autosomal dominant inheritance. The prevalence rate of the disease is currently unknown due to its recent identification.

    Introduction
    The normal heart has four chambers. The two upper chambers are known as the atria and the two lower chambers are known as the ventricles. Electrical impulses cause the heart to beat. In individuals with Brugada syndrome, the electrical impulses between the ventricles become uncoordinated (ventricular fibrillation) resulting in decreased blood flow. Decreased blood flow to the brain and heart may result in fainting or sudden death.
    Brugada syndrome is named by the Spanish cardiologists Pedro Brugada and Josep Brugada who reported it as a distinct clinical syndrome in 1992.

    Resources

    American Heart Association
    7272 Greenville Avenue
    Dallas, TX 75231
    Tel: (214)784-7212
    Fax: (214)784-1307
    Tel: (800)242-8721
    Email: Review.personal.info@heart.org
    Internet: http://www.heart.org

    Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes Foundation
    508 E. South Temple
    Suite 202
    Salt Lake City, UT 84102
    USA
    Tel: (801)531-0937
    Fax: (801)531-0945
    Tel: (800)786-7723
    Email: laura@sads.org
    Internet: http://www.sads.org

    Cardiac Arrhythmias Research and Education Foundation, Inc. (C.A.R.E)
    427 Fulton Street
    P.O. Box 69
    Seymour, WI 54165
    USA
    Fax: (920)833-7005
    Tel: (800)404-9500
    Email: care@careforhearts.org
    Internet: http://www.longqt.org or http://www.careforhearts.org

    Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
    PO Box 8126
    Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
    Tel: (301)251-4925
    Fax: (301)251-4911
    Tel: (888)205-2311
    TDD: (888)205-3223
    Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/

    Ramon Brugada Senior Foundation
    Pic de Peguera 15
    Girona, 17003
    Spain
    Tel: 34 972 183366
    Fax: 34 972 183367
    Email: ramon@brugada.org
    Internet: http://www.brugada.org/foundation/foundation.html

    For a Complete Report:

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be downloaded free from the NORD website for registered users. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational therapies (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, go to www.rarediseases.org and click on Rare Disease Database under "Rare Disease Information".

    The information provided in this report is not intended for diagnostic purposes. It is provided for informational purposes only. NORD recommends that affected individuals seek the advice or counsel of their own personal physicians.

    It is possible that the title of this topic is not the name you selected. Please check the Synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and Disorder Subdivision(s) covered by this report

    This disease entry is based upon medical information available through the date at the end of the topic. Since NORD's resources are limited, it is not possible to keep every entry in the Rare Disease Database completely current and accurate. Please check with the agencies listed in the Resources section for the most current information about this disorder.

    For additional information and assistance about rare disorders, please contact the National Organization for Rare Disorders at P.O. Box 1968, Danbury, CT 06813-1968; phone (203) 744-0100; web site www.rarediseases.org or email orphan@rarediseases.org

    Last Updated: 2/7/2013
    Copyright 2006, 2013 National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

    WebMD Medical Reference from the National Organization for Rare Disorders

    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
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