Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy


Is arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy more common in people from certain countries?

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (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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