Brugada Phenocopy

Brugada Phenocopy

The Art of Recognizing the Brugada ECG Pattern

1st Edition - March 27, 2018

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  • Editor: Adrian Baranchuk
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128111512
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128111529

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Brugada Phenocopy: The Art of Recognizing the Brugada ECG Pattern details all aspects associated with alternative diagnosis to Brugada Syndrome (BrS). Coverage includes how to identify the proper ECG pattern, what to do to investigate for BrP, and how to avoid misinterpretations and the use of unnecessary and expensive treatments. Chapters are written by experienced professionals, many of whom are colleagues that initially described this condition. This easy to use volume is a must have reference for researchers of cardiology, cardiologists, electrocardiologists, internists, emergency care doctors and students, residents and fellows.

Key Features

  • Assists in the proper recognition of the Brugada ECG patterns and how to distinguish true BrS from other conditions with identical ECG
  • Expands understanding on how to properly recognize the ECG of Brugada patterns
  • Contains access to a companion website with video to enhance understanding of proper measurement of the beta angle (Chevallier) and the base of the triangle (Serra)


Researchers of cardiology, cardiologists, electrocardiologists, internists, emergency care doctors, and students, residents and fellows

Table of Contents

  • 1. The History of the Brugada Phenocopy concept
    2. Brugada Phenocopy: Definition, systematic approach to its diagnosis, how to differentiate it from true Brugada Syndrome
    3. The value of the sodium channel blocker test in Brugada syndrome and Brugada Phenocopy: Pieter Postema (The Netherlands)
    4. How to recognize a Brugada ECG pattern: The beta angle
    5. How to recognize a Brugada ECG pattern: The base of the triangle
    6. The Rsr’ pattern in leads V1-V2: algorithm and differential diagnosis
    7. International Registry & Educational Portal on Brugada Phenocopies
    8. Specific Brugada Phenocopies: Ischemia
    9. Specific Brugada Phenocopies: Acute pulmonary embolism
    10. Specific Brugada Phenocopies: Electrolyte disorders
    11. The ECG of the athlete & the differential diagnosis with the Brugada ECG pattern
    12. The value of the Vectorcardiogram in Brugada syndrome
    13. How to apply the beta angle and base of the triangle in real cases
    14. Exceptional Brugada Phenocopies
    15. The importance of Brugada Phenocopy
    16. The importance of risk stratifying in Brugada syndrome
    17. Differentiation between BrS ECG pattern and BrP ECG pattern: Is this possible?
    18. The Journey of describing a new ECG phenomenon

Product details

  • No. of pages: 154
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: March 27, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128111512
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128111529

About the Editor

Adrian Baranchuk

Dr. Adrian Baranchuk MD, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, obtained his MD from the University of Buenos Aires in 1990. After qualifying in Internal Medicine and Cardiology (1995), he completed a Clinical Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology (1997). In 2002 he immigrated to Spain for a Research Fellow. Dr. Baranchuk was appointed as a Clinical Fellow in Electrophysiology at McMaster University in September 2003. Dr. Baranchuk was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Queen’s University (2006), promoted to Associate Professor in 2010 and to Full Professor in 2016 (with Tenure). He has founded the EP Training Program in 2007. He is a member of numerous editorial boards (Europace, Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology, etc) and reviewer of several journals. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Electrocardiology. The recipient of a teaching award (Outstanding Contribution in the Core Internal Medicine Program 2009) and 2014 awarded with the prestigious “Faculty of Health Sciences Education Award”. Dr Baranchuk was awarded with the “Golden Caliper Award” from the SOLAECE (Latin American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology) for his outstanding contributions to science in 2014 and with the “ISHNE Junior Investigator Award” in April 2015. In 2016 he was distinguished with the “10 Most Influential Hispanic-Canadian Award” from the Hispanic and TD Bank. His first book, Atlas of Advanced ECG Interpretation (REMEDICA, UK) represents a big collaboration effort from well-recognized electrophysiologists of all around the world. His second book Left Septal Fascicular Block was released by SPRINGER in 2016 and his iBook “Electrocardiogrpahy in Pracitice: What to do?” has been number 1 in iTunes for several weeks and downloaded more than 1100 times in about 6 months (2016). His last book “Interatrial Block and Supraventricular Arrhythmias: Clinical Implications of Bayes’ Syndrome” was released in January 2017 by CARDIOTEXT. His last book “Clinical Arrhythmology 2nd Edition” was released in July 2017 by Willey. His next book, “Brugada Phenocopy: The Art of Recognizing the Brugada ECG Pattern” will be released by ELSEVIER in December 2017. He has published more than 460 articles in well-recognized international journals (383 in Pubmed), 43 book chapters and presented more than 225 abstracts. He is the President of the International Society of Electrocardiology (ISE) for the period 2017-2019. He is currently serving as Canadian Vice President of the Interamerican Society of Cardiology. He has mentored more than 100 students and residents and his publications usually include a Med Student or resident as first author. He is the current Director of the Critical Enquiry course at Queen’s University. He has been elected Member of the Electrophysiology Section Leadership Council of the American College of Cardiology (2017-2020) He is in charge of organizing the ECG module for the trainee day and the ECG Workshops during the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. He chairs the Annual Cardiovascular Symposium at Queen’s University. He lives in Kingston, Ontario, Canada with his wife Barbara and his daughter, Gala

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Kingston General Hospital, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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