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Caspian J Intern Med 2015, 6(1): 43-45 Back to browse issues page
A case of Brugada Syndrome unmasked by a postoperative febrile state
Jharendra Rijal *, Smith Giri, Sumesh Khanal, Khagendra Dahal
Staten Island University Hospital , jrijal.1@gmail.com
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Abstract Background: Brugada Syndrome (BS) is an inherited ion channelopathy characterized by an electrocardiographic (ECG) pattern of a coved type ST segment elevation in right precordial leads with or without right bundle branch block. Case Presentation: A 23-year old male presented with right lower quadrant abdominal pain. Further evaluation revealed a diagnosis of acute appendicitis. The patient developed a febrile episode on second post-operative day of laparoscopic appendectomy. ECG revealed features consistent with BS. Prompt control of temperature in the patient resolved the ST-segment elevation and prevented potentially life-threatening arrhythmias. Conclusion: Febrile episodes in susceptible patients may unmask a concealed BS. Prompt control of temperature is advocated to reduce the risk of life-threatening arrythmias
Keywords: Arrythmias, Brugada Syndrome, fever, Electrocardiogram, appendectomy.
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Cardiology
Received: 2014/03/2 | Accepted: 2014/10/11 | Published: 2014/12/15
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Rijal J, Giri S, Khanal S, Dahal K. A case of Brugada Syndrome unmasked by a postoperative febrile state. Caspian J Intern Med. 2015; 6 (1) :43-45
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