alexa Prognostic value of electrophysiologic investigations in Brugada syndrome.
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Journal of Bioequivalence & Bioavailability

Author(s): Brugada P, Geelen P, Brugada R, Mont L, Brugada J

Abstract Share this page

Abstract INTRODUCTION: The prognostic value of electrophysiologic investigations in individuals with Brugada syndrome is unclear. Previous studies failed to determine its value because of a limited number of patients or lack of events during follow-up. We present data on the prognostic value of electrophysiologic studies in the largest cohort ever collected of patients with Brugada syndrome. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two hundred fifty-two individuals with an ECG diagnostic of Brugada syndrome were studied electrophysiologically. The diagnosis was made because of a classic ECG with a coved-type ST segment elevation in precordial leads V1 to V3. Of the 252 individuals, 116 had previously developed spontaneous symptoms (syncope or aborted sudden cardiac death) and 136 were asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis. A sustained ventricular arrhythmia was induced in 130 patients (51\%). Symptomatic patients were more frequently inducible (73\%) than asymptomatic individuals (33\%) (P = 0.0001). Fifty-two individuals (21\%) developed an arrhythmic event during a mean follow-up of 34 +/- 40 months. Inducibility was a powerful predictor of arrhythmic events during follow-up both in symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. Overall accuracy of programmed ventricular stimulation to predict outcome was 67\%. Overall accuracy in asymptomatic individuals was 70.5\%, with a 99\% negative predictive value. Overall accuracy in symptomatic patients was 62\%, with only a 4.5\% false-negative rate. No significant differences were found in the duration of the H-V interval during sinus rhythm between symptomatic or asymptomatic individuals. However, the H-V interval was significantly longer in the asymptomatic individuals who became symptomatic during follow-up compared with those who did not develop symptoms (59 +/- 8 msec vs 48 +/- 11 msec, respectively; P = 0.04). CONCLUSION: Inducibility of sustained ventricular arrhythmias is a good predictor of outcome in Brugada syndrome. In asymptomatic individuals, a prolonged H-V interval during sinus rhythm is associated with a higher risk of developing arrhythmic events during follow-up. Symptomatic patients require protective treatment even when they are not inducible. Asymptomatic patients can be reassured if they are noninducible.
This article was published in J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol and referenced in Journal of Bioequivalence & Bioavailability

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

clinical_[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords