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The Canadian journal of cardiology

Very prolonged episode of self-terminating ventricular fibrillation in a patient with Brugada syndrome.


PMID 24267814

Abstract

We report the case of a very prolonged spontaneous episode of self-terminating ventricular fibrillation in a patient with Brugada syndrome (BrS). The patient first underwent implantation of an internal loop recorder after an episode of prolonged loss of consciousness (several minutes) that was suggestive of a nonarrhythmic cause. After a second episode of prolonged syncope, subsequent interrogation of the loop recorder revealed a very prolonged episode of self-terminating ventricular arrhythmia, lasting 2 minutes and 41 seconds. This short report emphasizes the fact that an arrhythmic cause of syncope should not be ruled out in patients with BrS presenting with very prolonged loss of consciousness.