Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy


How many people have arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy?

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is estimated to occur 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. ARVC is thought to be under diagnosed due to the challenge detecting this disorder in those individuals with mild symptoms or those who are asymptomatic. ARVC is found in individuals in all ethnic populations, races and countries; however, there appears to be a higher frequency detected in people from Venice, Italy and Padua, Italy, as well as the Greek Island of Naxos.

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