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Syncope due to Brugada syndrome in a young athlete
  1. Hans D Esperer (esperer{at}
  1. Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany
    1. Olaf Hoos (hoos{at}
    1. Philipps University of Marburg, Germany
      1. Kuno Hottenrott (kuno.hottenrott{at}
      1. Martin Luther University Halle, Germany


        A 30-year-old male athlete with exercise-related syncopal symptoms exhibited a Type 1 Brugada electrocardiogram and was inducible during electrophysiology study. He was diagnosed with symptomatic Brugada syndrome and deemed at high risk of sudden cardiac death. He received a cardioverter/defibrillator and was advised to abstain from competitive sports activities. This case demonstrates that, in athletes with BS, repolarization anomalies may be enhanced post vigorous exercise.

        • Brugada syndrome
        • Brugada type 1 ECG
        • J-wave amplitude dynamics
        • endurance athlete
        • syncope

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