Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine

Volume 9 Number 2, April 2002

A case of convulsion: Brugada syndrome

CK Shum, ML Tse, FL Lau, WK Chan

A healthy 28-year-old man presented with multiple brief episodes of convulsion. He was found to have ventricular fibrillation which required defibrillation in the emergency department. After exclusion of organic heart diseases, Brugada syndrome was diagnosed and required implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation. The case emphasized the recognition of malignant cardiac dysrrhythmias as a cause for seizures. The management in the emergency department was discussed. (Hong Kong j.emerg.med. 2002;9:105-109)

Keywords : Brugada syndrome, idiopathic ventricular fibrillation, seizure

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