Introduction

Since its initial description in the early 1990s, Brugada syndrome has attracted progressively more attention in the medical community. First, the disease takes the life of individuals in their 40s, during the most productive years. Second, the delineation of the disease coincided with a burst of activity in molecular biology and at the beginning of a golden age with the Human Genome. Third, once thought to be rare, the Brugada syndrome is now recognized to have a relatively high incidence, particularly in Southeast Asia. Thus, the past decade has witnessed a rapid growth in our understanding of the cellular and genetic basis of Brugada syndrome.

Basic research into the mechanisms underlying the Brugada syndrome is in its infancy and the next 10 years will provide a greater understanding of this lethal disease. What started as an electrocardiographic curiosity has become a great challenge for electrophysiologists, cardiologists, biophysicists, and molecular biologists.

Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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