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Category: Cardiology

Title: Brugada syndrome and atrial fibrillation

Keywords: Brugada syndrome, atrial fibrillation (PubMed Search)

Posted: 5/11/2008 by Amal Mattu, MD (Updated: 12/2/2023)
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Brugada syndrome, believed to be responsible for up to 4-5% of all episodes of cardiac arrest, has now been associated with atrial fibrillation as well (atrial fibrillation is the most common atrial dysrhythmia associated with Brugada syndrome). Patients with atrial fibrillation that have a full or incomplete right bundle branch block with ST segment elevation in leads V1-V2 should be referred to an electrophysiologist for evaluation of Brugada syndrome. The best treatment for these patients is still placement of an ICD.