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Deep inspiration unmasks Brugada syndrome
  1. Radu-Gabriel Vatasescu,
  2. Monica Dan,
  3. Maria Dorobantu
  1. Clinic Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
  1. Correspondence to Dr Radu Vatasescu, Clinic Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Romania; radu_vatasescu{at}

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A 40-year-old man without risk factors presented to the emergency department after a recurrent syncope at rest. Despite his excessive abdominal fat, he underwent physical training (2 h every day). Family history disclosed that his father had died suddenly during sleep at the age of 43 years. Laboratory tests were normal. Baseline ECG showed a sinus rhythm of 91 bpm, first-degree atrioventricular block (PR 220 ms), narrow QRS complex …

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the Clinic Emergency Hospital Bucharest.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.