A danger of induction of Brugada syndrome during pill-in-the-pocket therapy for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
Yoshiyasu Aizawa, Tomohiro Matsuhashi, Toshiaki Sato, Seiji Takatsuki, Keiichi Fukuda
Division of Cardiology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Abstract: Rhythm control therapy by sodium channel blockers is widely performed for the treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Here, we present a case of acquired Brugada syndrome by pill-in-the-pocket treatment using pilsicainide. It is important that this therapy should be applied only after confirming the drug safety to the patients.
Keywords: syncope, sudden death, drug, rhythm control, pilsicainide, atrial flutter
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