Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo
versión impresa ISSN 0465-546X
RUIZ, María Isabel et al. Detection of a Brugada syndrome in a occupational medical examination. Med. segur. trab. [online]. 2011, vol.57, n.224, pp.265-269. ISSN 0465-546X. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S0465-546X2011000300007.
Brugada syndrome is a genetic, non-structural heart disease caused by a primary alteration of the myocardial ion channels and it is associated with increased risk of sudden death. There are three electrocardiographic patterns diagnostic or suggestive of Brugada syndrome which can be identified in routine medical examinations. If the diagnosis is confirmed, implantation of an automatic defibrillator may be life-saving. We report an asymptomatic case of Brugada syndrome diagnosed during an occupational health check and review the steps to be followed after diagnosis of this syndrome.
Palabras clave : Brugada Syndrome; Occupational Medicine; Preventive Medicine; Occupational Medical Examination.