Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Brugada---an electrocardiographic pattern you need to know

James Roberts, MD, gives another erudite discussion of an electrocardiographic pattern worth keeping in mind if you're an emergency physician or a hospitalist:

This month's EKG contender, Brugada syndrome (BS), is one of those findings that will elude many if not most EPs. This is a relatively new and rare entity, but one that is currently the object of much interest to the erudite cardiologists who study such things. This syndrome is not an expected pickup by ED clinicians, at least not yet, but if you're perceptive enough to spot it, you will certainly look like a star.

But it's easy to spot if you keep it in mind. It's a pattern every ED physician, PCP and hospitalist should know.

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