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Question 1: Approximately 20% of the cases of Brugada syndrome have been shown to be associated with mutation(s) in the ________ that encodes for the sodium ion channel in the cell membranes of the muscle cells of the heart (the myocytes).
DNAGeneEvolutionGenetics

Question 2: It is also known as Sudden Unexpected Death Syndrome[1] (SUDS), and is the most common cause of sudden death in young men without known underlying cardiac disease in Thailand and ________[2].
LaosVietnamMalaysiaCambodia

Question 3: [10] Those with risk factors for ________ may require an angiogram before ICD implantation.
Ischaemic heart diseaseCardiovascular diseaseCoronary artery diseaseMyocardial infarction

Question 4: While there is no exact treatment modality that reliably and totally prevents ventricular fibrillation from occurring in this syndrome, treatment lies in termination of this lethal ________ before it causes death.
Atrial fibrillationCardiac dysrhythmiaSupraventricular tachycardiaMyocardial infarction

Question 5: The cause of death in Brugada syndrome is ________.The episodes of syncope (fainting) and sudden death (aborted or not) are caused by fast polymorphic ventricular tachycardias or ventricular fibrillation.
Ventricular fibrillationCardiac arrestMyocardial infarctionHeart failure

Question 6: The Brugada syndrome is a genetic disease that is characterised by abnormal ________ (ECG) findings and an increased risk of sudden cardiac death.
Blood pressureElectrocardiographyCardiopulmonary resuscitationCirculatory system







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