Brugada Syndrome Symptoms and Diagnosis
Many people don't have symptoms. For people who do show signs, an irregular heartbeat is the most common.
Other signs and symptoms of Brugada syndrome are:
- Feelings of a fluttering or pounding heart.
- A fast, chaotic heartbeat.
Diagnosing Brugada syndrome
Your doctor may look for Brugada syndrome if you have symptoms or a first-degree relative with the condition.
To diagnose Brugada syndrome, your doctor will do a physical exam.
They may also order certain tests — such as an EKG or electrophysiology test — to check your heart function.
Because Brugada syndrome is an inherited disorder, your doctor may also suggest genetic testing.
Before the test, you'll talk to a genetic counselor who will explain the risks and benefits of testing. They'll also tell you about any limits in interpreting the results.
If you carry a genetic mutation for Brugada syndrome, there's a risk that you may pass the gene along to your children. Doctors may suggest that your parents, siblings, and children also have testing.