Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Risk factors for Brugada syndrome include:
April 19, 2014
- 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 cause Brugada syndrome by itself, fever can irritate the heart and stimulate a Brugada-triggered faint or sudden cardiac arrest, especially in children.
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