What are the signs and symptoms of Brugada syndrome?

Often, there are no warning signs of Brugada syndrome until an abnormal heart rhythm causes the heartto stop beating(cardiac arrest).

Some people may experience symptoms such as:

  • blackouts
  • seizures
  • (sometimes) heart palpitations

A family history of Brugada syndrome or unexplained sudden deaths may also be a warning sign.

Around a fifth of people with Brugada syndrome alsoexperience atrial fibrillation ,a heart condition that causes an irregular and abnormally fast heart rate.

Having a high temperature (fever) is thought to increase the risk of symptoms appearing or can aggravate existing symptoms.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018