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Brugada Pattern Caused by a Flecainide Overdose

Ramlawi, Majd
Tobler, Olivier
Sunthorn, Henri
Published in Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2017, vol. 52, no. 4, p. e95-e97
Abstract Brugada pattern can be found on the electrocardiogram (ECG) of patients with altered mental status, usually with fever or drug intoxication. Diagnosis remains challenging, because the ECG changes are dynamic and variable. In addition, triggers are not always clearly identified. In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the use of class IC antidysrhythmic drugs can unmask a Brugada pattern on the ECG, especially if combined with other medications acting on sodium channels.
Keywords Atrial Fibrillation/drug therapyBipolar Disorder/complications/psychologyBrugada Syndrome/diagnosis/etiology/physiopathologyConsciousness Disorders/etiologyDrug Overdose/therapyElectrocardiography/methodsEmergency Service, Hospital/organization & administrationFlecainide/poisoningHumansMaleMiddle AgedQuetiapine Fumarate/poisoning/therapeutic useSodium Channel Blockers/pharmacology/therapeutic useStrokeSuicide, Attempted/psychologyTriazines/poisoning/therapeutic use
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TESSITORE, Elena et al. Brugada Pattern Caused by a Flecainide Overdose. In: Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2017, vol. 52, n° 4, p. e95-e97. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:110236

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