Risk factors for Brugada syndrome include:

  • Family history of Brugada syndrome. If other family members have had Brugada syndrome, you're at an increased risk of having the condition.
  • Being male. Adult men are more frequently diagnosed than are women. In young children and adolescents, however, boys and girls are diagnosed at about the same rate.
  • Race. Brugada syndrome occurs more frequently in Asians than in other races.
  • Fever. While having a fever doesn't bring on Brugada syndrome itself, fever can increase the risk of fainting or other complications of Brugada syndrome, especially in children.
May. 25, 2011