Loperamide Mimicking Brugada Pattern

Stephanie Fuentes Rojas, Ayah Oglat, Hilda Mariana Gonzalez Bonilla, Omar Jeroudi, Whitney Sharp, Miguel Valderrábano, Paul Antonio Schurmann

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Brugada syndrome is an inherited arrhythmia that increases a patient's risk of sudden cardiac death. Certain pharmacologic agents may induce a transient Brugada pattern on surface electrocardiogram (EKG). One of these is loperamide, an over-the-counter agent commonly used to manage diarrhea. We report the case of a patient who experienced EKG changes that mimicked Brugada pattern after excessive intake of loperamide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018


  • Brugada
  • arrhythmia
  • loperamide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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