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Low disease prevalence and inappropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator shock rate in Brugada syndrome: a nationwide study

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Brugada syndrome (BrS) is an inherited channelopathy that predisposes to malignant ventricular arrhythmias and thereby syncope and sudden cardiac death. Prior studies characterizing BrS patients have used highly selected referral populations from tertiary centres and prevalence estimates have been carried out using electrocardiogram (ECG) surveys only. We aimed to identify and characterize all diagnosed BrS patients in Denmark (population 5.4 million).
Original languageEnglish
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)1025-9
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Research areas

  • Adult, Brugada Syndrome, Defibrillators, Implantable, Denmark, Electric Injuries, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Prevalence, Risk Assessment, Treatment Outcome

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