Schizophrenia disorders associated with Brugada syndrome

Ion-channel abnormalities may link the two conditions, researchers suggest

A "considerable subset" of patients with recent-onset schizophrenia spectrum disorders have ECGs suggesting Brugada syndrome, researchers say.

Man's chest with ECG leads attached

Dutch researchers compared ECGs of 388 patients with recent-onset schizophrenia spectrum disorders with those of 844 medical students who served as controls.

“Brugada syndrome can provoke lethal cardiac arrhythmias and has been estimated to cause 4% of all sudden cardiac deaths in the population and at least 20% of sudden cardiac deaths in people without structural heart disease,” the

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