Specific Brugada Phenocopies: Electrolyte and Metabolic Disorders

Adrian Baranchuk, Ankit Maheshwari, Shiva Sreenivasan, David G. Benditt

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Brugada Phenocopies (BrP) are clinical entities characterized by electrocardiographic (ECG) patterns identical to those seen in congenital Brugada Syndrome (BrS), but which are induced by various clinical circumstances. Electrolyte imbalance and metabolic disorders can cause electrical alterations identical to those produced by congenital BrS ionic channel dysfunction. In this chapter, we review the most common electrolyte and metabolic abnormalities presenting as BrP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBrugada Phenocopy
Subtitle of host publicationThe Art of Recognizing the Brugada ECG Pattern
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780128111529
ISBN (Print)9780128111512
StatePublished - Mar 27 2018

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  • Acidosis
  • Brugada Phenocopies (BrP)
  • Brugada Syndrome (BrS)
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypothermia


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