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What is arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy?
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Dr. Mark Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: ARVC
Arvc is a cardiomyopathy that results in partial or total replacement of right ventricular muscle by fat or fibrous tissue.
The principal problem is life-threatening heart rhythm disturbances which are the cause of death in these patients. Medications can suppress the arrhythmias but sometimes an aicd is needed. There is a genetic form of arvc. Cardiac MRI is useful for diagnosis.

In brief: ARVC
Arvc is a cardiomyopathy that results in partial or total replacement of right ventricular muscle by fat or fibrous tissue.
The principal problem is life-threatening heart rhythm disturbances which are the cause of death in these patients. Medications can suppress the arrhythmias but sometimes an aicd is needed. There is a genetic form of arvc. Cardiac MRI is useful for diagnosis.
Dr. Mark Milunski
Dr. Mark Milunski
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: A cardiomyopathy
Also called arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (arvd), it is a cardiomyopathy of the right ventricle.
The muscle of the right ventricle is replaced by fat and fibrosis, which causes abnormal heart rhythms. It is a progressive disease. There is a genetic basis for arvd.

In brief: A cardiomyopathy
Also called arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (arvd), it is a cardiomyopathy of the right ventricle.
The muscle of the right ventricle is replaced by fat and fibrosis, which causes abnormal heart rhythms. It is a progressive disease. There is a genetic basis for arvd.
Dr. Barton Cook
Dr. Barton Cook
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