ComplicationsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Complications of Brugada syndrome require emergency medical care. They include:
- Sudden cardiac arrest. If not treated immediately, this sudden loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness, which often occurs while sleeping, is fatal. With fast, appropriate medical care, survival is possible. Administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) — rapid compressions to the chest — can improve the chances of survival until emergency personnel arrive.
- Fainting (syncope). If you have Brugada syndrome and you faint, seek emergency medical attention.
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