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Rev Port Cardiol. 2013 May;32(5):415-7. doi: 10.1016/j.repc.2012.11.005. Epub 2013 Apr 12.

Brugada syndrome after using cold medicine: is there any relation?

[Article in English, Portuguese]

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Serviço de Eletrofisiologia, Instituto de Cardiologia, Fundação Universitária de Cardiologia do Rio Grande Do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brasil. drleiria@gmail.com

Abstract

Brugada syndrome (BrS) is associated with increased risk of ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death. Some drugs can trigger the electrocardiographic and arrhythmic manifestations of this syndrome. Cold medicines for symptom relief are sold without prescription in Brazil and most contain antihistamines and adrenergic agonists. We report a case of BrS probably triggered by the use of such medication.

PMID:
23587439
DOI:
10.1016/j.repc.2012.11.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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