For the art portion of my project, I did a visual representation of Brugada Syndrome. On the left side of the poster, I drew the 3 different ECGs that could potentially indicate Brugada Syndrome. In the middle of the poster, I have a clay model of the heart. The challenging part about representing Brugada Syndrome is that most of those impacted have a structurally normal heart. With that being said, those affected with Brugada Syndrome, who are symptomatic, have issues with the ST segment which indicates an issue with ventricular depolarization. Since ventricular depolarization is initiated at the apex of the heart, I have indicated that part on the clay model. Although there are multiple causes of Brugada Syndrome, the most common is a genetic mutation in the SCN5A gene on Chromosome 3. This mutation reduces the function of the sodium channels in the cardiac muscle as indicated by the clay sodium channel on the poster. The lack of sodium in the heart causes heart arrhythmia and issues with ventricular depolarization.