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An_254194 posted:
my 22 yr old grandson was admitted to the hospital with what the doctors think may be something called brogata also known as sudden death (don't know right spelling) he heart is fluttering and he's very short of breath. the did an ekg and said it was abnormal. Can you tell me anything about this thing? they said they would have to put in a difibrulator (don't know spelling)

I'm scared to death please give me what you can.
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cardiostarusa1 responded:
Hi:

Good general info from the prestigious Mayo Clinic -

As applicable to the patient (must be 100% conformed)

Brugada Syndrome is a potentially life-threatening heart rhythm disorder. It's characterized by a specific abnormal heartbeat called a Brugada sign, which is detected by an electrocardiogram test. Brugada syndrome is frequently an inherited condition.......

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/brugada-syndrome/DS01142


Best of luck to your grandson down the road of life.

Take care,

CardioStar*

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James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
They might be referring to Brugada Syndrome, which is a genetic condition that may increase someone's risk of having dangerous heart rhythms. It's great that he is in the hospital where he can be evaluated and treated. Best wishes to him.


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