Leading centre for Brugada syndrome

What is Brugada syndrome?

Brugada syndrome is a genetic heart disease that manifests itself in a typical abnormal pattern on the electrocardiogram. This is due to the fact that electrical signals in the heart are disturbed. The syndrome was named after the three Brugada brothers.


The symptoms of Brugada syndrome include:

  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Palpitations
  • Sometimes sudden death

The symptoms usually occur at night and can be precipitated by fever or by taking certain medications.


The diagnosis can be made in various ways:

In the Heart Rhythm Management Center Brugada syndrome can also be elicited by an ajmaline test or during an electrophysiology test.

Multidisciplinary approach

Due to the genetic component there is comprehensive collaboration with the Centre for Medical Genetics at UZ Brussel. UZ Brussel has special expertise in family screening and treatment of rhythm problems in children.