The prevalence and prognosis of a Brugada-type electrocardiogram in a population of middle-aged Japanese-American men with follow-up of three decades.

@article{Ito2006ThePA,
  title={The prevalence and prognosis of a Brugada-type electrocardiogram in a population of middle-aged Japanese-American men with follow-up of three decades.},
  author={Hiroki Ito and Katsuhiko Yano and Randi Chen and Qimei He and Jess David Curb},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={331 1},
  pages={25-9}
}
BACKGROUND The Brugada syndrome is an inherited arrhythmogenic and nonstructural heart disease associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death from ventricular fibrillation. There are conflicting data about its prevalence and prognosis. Particularly, population-based studies are lacking in the United States and other countries. METHODS A total of 8006 Japanese-American men aged 45 to 68 years participated in the initial examination of the Honolulu Heart Program during the period of… CONTINUE READING