Brugada, Pedro (b 1952),
and Josep (b 1958),
Spanish cardiologists. From 2006 Pedro headed the Heart Rhythm Management Center at the Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, in Belgium, and from 2007 served as scientific director of the university's cardiovascular division. His brother Josep served as medical director of the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, Spain, while also heading the Arrhythmia Unit at St. Jordi Cardiovascular Center, also in Barcelona. Although what is now known as Brugada syndrome was first reported among survivors of cardiac arrest in 1989, the Brugada brothers in 1992 were the first to recognize this genetic disease as a distinct clinical entity.