This text delineates the diagnostic criteria for the syndrome and deals with risk stratification and approaches to therapy. The book handles this topic in a very comprehensive manner with the clinical, molecular, genetic, and cellular aspects of the Brugada syndrome authored by the leading experts in the field.
1 Brugada Syndrome: Overview.
2 History of the Brugada Syndrome.
3 Biophysical Analysis of Mutant Sodium Channels in Brugada Syndrome.
4 Molecular Genetics of the Brugada Syndrome.
5 Cellular Mechanisms Underlying the Brugada Syndrome.
6 Brugada Syndrome: Diagnostic Criteria.
7 Value of 12 Lead ECG and Derived Methodologies in the Diagnosis of Brugada Disease.
8 Brugada Syndrome: Relationship to Other Arrhythmogenic Syndromes.
9 ST Segment Elevation and Sudden Death in the Athlete.
10 Brugada Syndrome Genetics. Genetic Screening– Role in Diagnosis.
11 Genotype–Phenotype Relationship in Brugada Syndrome.
12 Gender Differences in Brugada Syndrome.
13 Predisposing Factors.
14 Acquired Forms of Brugada Syndrome.
15 Brugada Syndrome and supraventricular tacharrhythmias.
16 Prognosis in Individuals with the Brugada Syndrome.
17 Treatment of the Brugada Syndrome with the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator.
18 Pharmacologic Approach to Therapy of the Brugada Syndrome: Quinidine as an Alterative to ICD Therapy?.
19 Potential for Ablation Therapy in Patients with the Brugada Syndrome.
Pedro Brugada, MD, PhD, is Professor of Cardiology at the Cardiovascular Center OLV Hospital in Aalst, Belgium.