High efficacy of disopyramide in the management of ventricular fibrillation storms in a patient with Brugada syndrome.
Author(s): Sumi S, Maruyama S, Shiga Y, Kodama S, Miyoshi K, Tojou H, Yamanouchi Y, Urata H
Affiliation(s): Department of Cardiology, Fukuoka University Chikushi Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan.
Publication date & source: 2010-06-01, Pacing Clin Electrophysiol., 33(6):e53-6. Epub 2010 Jan 4.
Publication type: Case Reports
The patient was a 57-year-old man with Brugada syndrome, who had been implanted with a implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). The frequency of ventricular fibrillation (VF) started to increase about 4 years after ICD implantation, occurring, at worst, six times in one night. Immediately after starting oral administration of disopyramide, VF stopped occurring. He then discontinued taking disopyramide, but immediately after the discontinuation VF started occurring again, so he restarted taking disopyramide. Thereafter, VF completely stopped occurring. Findings observed in our case suggest that disopyramide could be added in our arsenal of medications for treating arrhythmic storms in patient with Brugada syndrome.