Coexisting vasospastic angina and undiagnosed Brugada Syndrome resulting in cardiac arrest

Vincent Chow, Isuru Ranasinghe, John Yiannikas*

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Abstract

The coexistence of Brugada Syndrome and resting vasospastic angina resulting in cardiac arrest is rare. We describe a 64 year-old man presenting with cardiac arrest and vasospastic angina with diagnostic criteria of symptomatic Brugada Syndrome. Recognition of the coexistence of these potentially fatal conditions has important therapeutic implications when using calcium channel antagonists and may shed light on the mechanisms of coronary spasm. A common pathogenesis, such as a common underlying channelopathy, may explain its coexistence with Brugada Syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e73-e76
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume150
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brugada
  • Channelopathies
  • Coronary spasm
  • Left main coronary

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