A Tale of 2 Diseases: The History of Long-QT Syndrome and Brugada Syndrome.

@article{Havakuk2016ATO,
  title={A Tale of 2 Diseases: The History of Long-QT Syndrome and Brugada Syndrome.},
  author={Ofer Havakuk and Sami Viskin},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={67 1},
  pages={
          100-8
        }
}
The Brugada syndrome (BrS) and long-QT syndrome (LQTS) present as congenital or acquired disorders with diagnostic electrocardiograms (ST-segment elevation and prolonged QT interval, respectively) and increased risk for malignant arrhythmias. Our understanding of the 2 disease forms (congenital vs. acquired) differs. A female patient on quinidine for atrial fibrillation who develops ventricular fibrillation is diagnosed with "acquired LQTS" and is discharged with no therapy other than… CONTINUE READING
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