Hyperkalemia-Induced Brugada Pattern with Electrical Alternans


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Address for correspondence: Prof. Renguang Liu, Cardiovascular Institute, The First Affiliated Hospital of Liaoning Medical College, Renmin Street, Jinzhou 121001, Liaoning Province, China. Fax: 0086–0416-4197105; E-mail: liurenguanglaoshi@126.com


The Brugada syndrome is a genetic disease (mutation of the SCN5A gene) that predisposes to syncope and life-threatening sudden cardiac death. The case highlights the importance of recognizing hyperkalemia, as potential triggers of the acquired Brugada sign with electrical alternans.