Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy


What type of heart condition is arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy?

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a chronic disease of the heart muscle classified as a cardiomyopathy. There are many types of cardiomyopathies, including dilated, hypertrophic, and restrictive. Treatments, symptoms, and ages of onset vary depending on the type of cardiomyopathy. When someone is diagnosed with cardiomyopathy caused by ARVC, the next step is to work very closely with a cardiologist and electrophysiologist (a doctor that has additional years of training to specialize in the electrical activity of the heart) to determine the most effective monitoring and treatment plan. Electrophysiologists in a specific area can be found on the Heart Rhythm Society's "Find a Specialist page at

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • • DATE UPDATED: 2019-11-13


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