The Brugada Syndrome: From Bench to Bedside

The Brugada Syndrome: From Bench to Bedside

Editor(s): Charles Antzelevitch, Pedro Brugada, Josep Brugada, Ramon Brugada

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405127783

Online ISBN: 9780470994900

DOI: 10.1002/9780470994900

About this Book

Until recently, the cellular basis for sudden death, the Brugada Syndrome, has largely remained an unknown to modern arrhythmologists and cardiologists, particularly in the absence of any structural heart disease. Detailed observations of age-groups, especially the young, families and populations where sudden death frequently occurs, and improved understanding of its contributory factors and mechanisms are, however, showing the way forward.

This addition to the Clinical Approaches to Tachyarrhythmias (CATA) Series, written by the investigators who discovered and probed the Brugada Syndrome, discusses the history, etiology, pathology and clinical manifestations of sudden death. From diagnosis, prognosis, to therapeutic approaches using the latest in cathater ablation techniques, electrophysiological surgery, and genetic appraisal, the work is a testimony to the author's investigation. Using clinical cases in Thailand and Laos, they further unravel the syndrome's molecular mechanisms, studying related syndromes, such as the long-QT syndrome, infant death, and arryhthmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy.

By being informed of the electrophysiological abnormalities that contribute to familial and genetic diseases, physicians, cardiologists and all those who care for patients with cardiac arrhythmias will be better able to identify and treat patients in whom the Brugada Syndrome may strike next.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Brugada Syndrome: Overview (pages 1–22)

      C. Antzelevitch, P. Brugada, M. Borggrefe, J. Brugada, R. Brugada, D. Corrado, I. Gussak, H. Le Marec, K. Nademanee, A. R. Perez Riera, H. Tan, W. Shimizu, E. Schulze-Bahr and A. A. M. Wilde

    3. Chapter 4

      Molecular Genetics of the Brugada Syndrome (pages 42–51)

      E. Schulze-Bahr, L. Eckardt, M. Paul, T. Wichter and G. Breithardt

    4. Chapter 9

      ST Segment Elevation and Sudden Death in the Athlete (pages 119–129)

      D. Corrado, A. Pelliccia, C. Antzelevitch, L. Leoni, M. Schiavon, G. Buja, B. Maron, G. Thiene and C. Basso

    5. Chapter 15

      Atrial Tachyarrhythmias in Brugada Syndrome (pages 178–183)

      M. Borggrefe, R. Schimpf, F. Gaita, L. Eckardt and C. Wolpert

    6. Chapter 19

      Potential for Ablation Therapy in Patients with Brugada Syndrome (pages 212–220)

      L-F. Hsu, B. Cauchemez, P. Jaïs, P. Sanders, M. Hocini, P. Maury, J. Angel Cabrera, F. Extramiana, C. Scavée, Y. Takahashi, M. Rotter, J-L. Pasquie, J. Victor, S. Garrigue, J. Clémenty and M. Haïssaguerre

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