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Fever Increases the Risk for Cardiac Arrest in the Brugada Syndrome

Ahmad S. Amin, MD; Paola G. Meregalli, MD; Abdennasser Bardai, MD; Arthur A.M. Wilde, MD, PhD; and Hanno L. Tan, MD, PhD
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From University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1105 AZ.


Acknowledgment: The authors thank Jan M. Ruijter, PhD (Heart Failure Research Center, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) for providing statistical advice.

Grant Support: Dr. Tan was supported by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO, ZonMW-VICI 918.86.616). Dr. Wilde was supported by the Netherlands Heart Foundation (NHS 2003T302). The funding sources had no role in the study.

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.


Ann Intern Med. 2008;149(3):216-218. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-149-3-200808050-00020
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Typical fever-induced electrocardiographic changes in a patient with the Brugada syndrome.

Note fever-induced PR and QRS interval prolongation and elevation of the ST segment in leads V1 and V2 with a typical shape (starting with a high take-off point and descending smoothly into a negative T wave).

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