Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy


How many people have arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy?

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) occurs in an estimated 1 in 1,000 to 1 in 5,000 people in the general population. ARVC is thought to account for 5% to 10% of sudden unexplained death in individuals less than 65 years of age and 20% of sudden cardiac death in people under 35 years of age. This condition may be underdiagnosed because it can be difficult to detect in people with mild or no symptoms. Although found in individuals from all different races, ethnicities and countries, ARVC is found more often in individuals from Venice and Padua in Italy and the Island of Naxos in Greece.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • • DATE UPDATED: 2020-01-09


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