Acta Med. 2023, 66: 68-71

COVID-19 Can Unveil Brugada: A Rare Case

Savalan Babapoora, Zachary Portb, Philip C. Wienerc, Roozbeh Tarighati Rasekhid, Ali Babapour Farrokhrane, Sumeet K. Mainigib

aLeon H. Charney Division of Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, NYU Langone Health, New York University School of Medicine, NY, USA
bDepartment of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
cDepartment of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA
dDepartment of Neurology, SUNY Upstate, Syracuse, NY, 13210, USA
eUrmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

Received May 12, 2023
Accepted May 22, 2023

Brugada syndrome (BRS) is a channelopathy with three characteristic electrocardiogram patterns and an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD), in the absence of gross structural heart disease. Fever is shown to precipitate ventricular arrhythmias in patients with BRS. Here, we report a rare case of Brugada pattern in a patient with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) without fever. A baseline ECG should be considered for patients with COVID-19, even in the absence of fever. COVID-19 by itself may be a factor that can induce Brugada pattern ECGs.


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