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Brugada-like early repolarisation pattern associated with acute pericarditis
  1. O Ozeke,
  2. M T Selcuk,
  3. S Topaloglu,
  4. O Maden,
  5. D Aras
  1. Department of Cardiology, Yuksek Ihtisas Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to:
 O Ozeke
 Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Hastanesi, Kardiyoloji Klinigi, Sihhiye, 06100 Ankara, Turkey; ozcanozeke{at}


Two cases of acute pericarditis presented with interesting electrocardiograms resembling Brugada-like or early repolarisation patterns. This report emphasises that proper interpretation of the electrocardiogram in patients with ST-segment elevation assists the clinician in arriving at the correct diagnosis in making appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic decisions, and also that the saddleback-type ST-segment elevation cannot be a sensitive finding for the Brugada syndrome.

  • CK-MB, creatine kinase-monoclonal band
  • ECG, electrocardiogram
  • RBBB, right bundle branch block
  • ST-SE, ST-segment elevation

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  • Competing interests: None declared.