A case of Brugada Syndrome unmasked by a postoperative febrile state

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Background: Brugada Syndrome (BS) is an inherited ion channelopathy characterized by an electrocardiographic (ECG) pattern of a coved type ST segment elevation in right precordial leads with or without right bundle branch block. Case Presentation: A 23-year old male presented with right lower quadrant abdominal pain. Further evaluation revealed a diagnosis of acute appendicitis. The patient developed a febrile episode on second post-operative day of laparoscopic appendectomy. ECG revealed features consistent with BS. Prompt control of temperature in the patient resolved the ST-segment elevation and prevented potentially life-threatening arrhythmias. Conclusion: Febrile episodes in susceptible patients may unmask a concealed BS. Prompt control of temperature is advocated to reduce the risk of life-threatening arrythmias.
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    Author List

  • Rijal J; Giri S; Khanal S; Dahal K
  • Start Page

  • 43
  • End Page

  • 45
  • Volume

  • 6
  • Issue

  • 1