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I have had the EPS test, where a wire is fed into the heart, on two occasions and while not exactly pleasant, I did not find it too painful or stressful. In recent times however some doctors have questioned the validity of this method of assessing risk. If you do not normally show signs of BrS in your EKG, it is possible that the anaesthetic you were given "uncovered" the BrS EKG.
You are fortunate to be given the choice, most of us have to accept to doctors decision, which way you go depends on what worries you most.
Without an ICD, an episode could be fatal. With an ICD you are almost certainly protected against BrS but you have a risk of complications such as post operative infection, leads moving and needing to be reinserted and inappropriate shocks. An ICD can be sensitive to high electric/magnetic fields produced for example by arc welding equipment, but I have not heard of problems with "standard" power tools. You may not be allowed to drive for 6 months after the operation. You would need to avoid "contact sports where the ICD could be damaged.
To reduce your chances of having an episode you should avoid the medication known to cause an increase risk and also try to avoid developing a fever. See www.brugadadrugs.org
for the latest known information. You will find that many doctors have little knowledge of BrS and you will have to be careful in checking anything that they prescribe. For example, drugs used to treat ahrrythmia can make matters worse for suffers from BrS.
You will also need to consider the implications for your family. BrS is a genetic problem that has a 50% chance of being passed on to each child, and one of your parents and one granparent etc would have had the gene defect and could have passed it on to their children. Other members of your family may need screening for the condition. There are no symptoms as such, so just being healthy does not rule out BrS.
I hope that help, but check out the internet and other posts to try and get a balanced view. Some of the reports may have some unfamiliar medical terms, but they can be looked up via google. Please let us know if you find out anything new.