How is it treated?

The only proven effective treatment for Brugada syndrome is having an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) fitted.

An ICD is similar to a pacemaker. If the ICD senses your heart is beating at a potentially dangerous abnormal rate, it can deliver treatment, such as an electrical shock,to help return your heart to a normal rhythm and pumping correctly.

An ICD won't prevent arrhythmia, but it can treatit if it happens and help prevent sudden cardiac death.

Find out how an ICD is fitted .

There are currently no medicines recommended to treat Brugada syndrome.

A few simple measures can help prevent heart rhythm disturbances. For example,you can avoid getting a high temperature (fever) by taking paracetamol , and shouldtreat illnesses like diarrhoea , which can affect the balance of salts in the body.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018