Spontaneous Brugada electrocardiogram patterns are rare in the German general population: results from the KORA study.
AIMS: The Brugada syndrome is a rare, potentially fatal primary cardiomyopathy. Patients are identified by symptoms and typical electrocardiogram (ECG) patterns. Prevalence of spontaneous Brugada ECG patterns in the general population is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analysed 12-lead resting ECGs of 4149 men and women aged 25-74 years from the population-based KORA Study. Computer-assisted analysis identified ECGs with J-point elevation in leads V1-V3 and QRS duration