Ventricular Fibrillation and Ventricular Tachycardia Triggered by Late-Coupled Ventricular Extrasystoles in a Brugada Syndrome Patient


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Abstract

Premature ventricular complexes (PVC) falling after the end of the T wave triggered ventricular fibrillation (VF) at night and monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (MVT) during daytime, in a recipient of implantable cardioverter defibrillator with Brugada syndrome. Treatment with bepridil (1) decreased the height of ST segment elevation in leads V1-V3, (2) completely eliminated VF, and (3) markedly decreased the incidence of PVC and MVT. Albeit rare, VF can be triggered by late-coupled PVC, due to a mechanism other than phase 2 reentry in some patients with Brugada syndrome. (PACE 2011; e1-e5)

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