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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 114-117

Epilepsy and brugada syndrome: Association or uncommon presentation?

Department of Cardiology, Heart Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

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Dr. Mohamed Salah Abdelghani
Department of Cardiology, Heart Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, PO Box: 3050, Doha
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Brugada syndrome (BrS) is a rare genetic disease, of which its clinical manifestations include, but not limited to, syncope or sudden cardiac death. A 30-year-old Bangladeshi male patient with a past medical history of epilepsy was admitted following successful resuscitation from an out of hospital cardiac arrest secondary to ventricular fibrillation. Electrocardiogram (ECG) upon admission was suggestive of BrS type I. His old medical record showed similar ECG 2 months earlier when he had presented with syncope and was diagnosed with seizure. The correlation between BrS and epilepsy has been reported in the literature, discussing whether seizure is an uncommon presentation of BrS or whether epilepsy and BrS share similar genetic mutations that have the potential to cause both arrhythmia and seizures in some patients. Patients who present with seizure and ECG suggestive of Brugada pattern should be evaluated to rule out associated or underlying cardiac arrhythmia.

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