Gi-Byoung Nam

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n engl j med 358;19 www.nejm.org may 8, 2008 2078 disorder was characterized by autosomal dominant inheritance. Given the propensity for sudden death during sympathetic stimulation in the absence of structural heart disease, catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia was considered to be the likely diagnosis. Sequencing of the cardiac ryanodine(More)
BACKGROUND L-type calcium channel (LTCC) mutations have been associated with Brugada syndrome (BrS), short QT (SQT) syndrome, and Timothy syndrome (LQT8). Little is known about the extent to which LTCC mutations contribute to the J-wave syndromes associated with sudden cardiac death. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to identify mutations in the α1,(More)
AIMS The aim of the present study was to identify specific electrocardiogram (ECG) features that predict the development of multiple episodes of ventricular fibrillation (VF) in patients with an early repolarization (ER) pattern and to compare the mode of VF initiation with that observed in typical cases of Brugada syndrome (BrS). METHODS AND RESULTS The(More)
BACKGROUND Mutations in the ryanodine 2 receptor (RyR2) gene have been identified in patients with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. We examined the cellular basis for the ECG features and arrhythmia mechanisms using low-dose caffeine to mimic the defective calcium homeostasis encountered under these conditions. METHODS AND RESULTS A(More)
BACKGROUND BrS is an inherited sudden cardiac death syndrome. Less than 35% of BrS probands have genetically identified pathogenic variants. Recent evidence has implicated SCN10A, a neuronal sodium channel gene encoding Nav1.8, in the electrical function of the heart. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that SCN10A variants(More)
  • Gi-Byoung Nam
  • Circulation journal : official journal of the…
  • 2012
Current clinical and experimental data demonstrate that the electrocardiographic J wave plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of ventricular fibrillation (VF) in patients with Brugada syndrome (BS) and early repolarization (ER) syndrome (ERS). This has generated renewed interest in the presence of J waves and ERS in the general population, yet the(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence and clinical significance of white-coat hypertension (WCHT) and masked hypertension (MHT) are unknown in Koreans. Here we measure the frequency of WCHT and MHT in hypertensive subjects and identify the epidemiologic and/or clinical factors that predict it in Korean subjects. METHODS This study is a retrospective analysis of a(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the associations of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components between adolescents and their parents in Korea. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We analyzed data for 4,657 subjects (1,404 fathers, 1,404 mothers, 957 sons, and 892 daughters) from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys conducted between 1998 and(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial tachyarrhythmias (ATA) frequently develop during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF), but the mechanism of ATA during combined pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) and complex fractionated electrogram-guided ablation (CFEA) has not been reported. METHODS AND RESULTS This study involved 105 patients with symptomatic, drug-refractory(More)
INTRODUCTION The circadian and seasonal patterns of ventricular tachyarrhythmia (VTA) in patients with early repolarization syndrome (ERS) have not been determined. We compared the timing of VTAs in patients with ERS and Brugada syndrome (BS). METHODS AND RESULTS We enrolled patients with ERS (n = 14) and BS (n = 53) who underwent implantable cardioverter(More)