Thanks very much for posting your reply, Sam's mom. Yes, I am a Dad now, we had a girl on January 12th. An initial ECG was normal and cardiologists think that nothing should be done now until the next ECG in 6 months time. You seem to be saying that a certain kind of ECG should definitely be able to establish a diagnosis one way or the other, but from what I've been told, ECGs can never establish a negative diagnosis for sure. They say "Ajamalin" (I'm not sure what that is) testing won't be suitable until about 2 years and also they wouldn't put in an ICD until about 2 years old, if she does have Brugada. We are also being followed up by geneticists at Guy's Hospital. If you read this, could you answer a couple of questions:
- Is your 15-month old having an ICD fitted yet, if not, when do they think is the right age to do so?
- Did the genetic testing establish a definite diagnosis? Or was it just a pointer towards the right diagnosis? My partner and myself will have a consultation with a geneticist soon, but I'm not sure what I can expect going down the genetic route. I'm a bit confused about the various ways of trying to establish a firm diagnosis.