Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy


What are the main symptoms of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy?

The most common presenting symptoms for arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) are heart palpitations, fainting, and death. ARVC typically presents in adults, although it may be seen in children during the second decade.

The four described stages of ARVC:

  1. Concealed phase (no clinical manifestations of ARVC, but potential risk of sudden cardiac death)
  2. An overt electrical disorder (characterized by symptomatic arrhythmias)
  3. Right ventricular failure
  4. A biventricular pump failure (resembling dilated cardiomyopathy)

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • • DATE UPDATED: 2019-06-18


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