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J Electrocardiol. 2012 Jul-Aug;45(4):411-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2012.02.005. Epub 2012 Mar 16.

Brugada syndrome phenotype cardiac arrest in a young patient unmasked during the acute phase of amiodarone infusion: disclosure and aggravation of Brugada electrocardiographic pattern.

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Section of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Experimental and Applied Medicine, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.


We report a case of an outpatient cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation and resuscitated with external automated defibrillator shocks in which acute amiodarone infusion unmasked a Brugada phenotype electrocardiographic pattern. Possible interferences by this drug and suitable therapeutic actions are discussed.

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