Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy

Overview

Tell me about arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy.

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy is a cardiovascular genetic condition that is characterized by progressive fibrofatty replacement of the myocardium (heart muscle) that predisposes the affected person to ventricular tachycardia and sudden death in young individuals and athletes. It affects the right ventricle but may affect the left ventricle as well. It presents differently from family to family and from individual to individual. The mean age at diagnosis is 31 years (±13; range: 4-64 years).

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-109924/overview/66379 • DATE UPDATED: 2019-06-18

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