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Eponymous ECG's

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[[File:Brugada_syndrome_type1_example2.png|A 12 lead example of Brugada syndrome|thumb|right]]
The [[Brugada syndrome]] is an hereditary disease that is associated with high risk of sudden cardiac death. It is characterized by typical ECG abnormalities: ST segment elevation in the precordial leads (V1 - V3).<cite>brugada</cite>
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==Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome==
In 1930 Louis Wolff, Sir John Parkinson and Paul Dudley White described 11 patients who suffered from bouts of tachcyardias. Their ECGs showed two abnormalities: a short PQ time and a delta-wave. Ever since one speaks of the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome in patients with complaints of syncope and / or tachycardia and a pre-exitation pattern on the ECG (WPW syndrome = WPW pattern + symptoms). Not all patients with a WPW pattern on the ECG are symptomatic. The prevalence of the WPW or pre-exitation pattern is relatively common in the general population (about 0.15-0.25%).<cite>wpw</cite>

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