Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy


What other diseases look like arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy?

There are several conditions that cause similar health issues to arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). These include both genetic conditions and those that are not:

  • Anterior Polar Cataract (APC)
  • DES-related cardiomyopathy
  • Active myocarditis
  • Coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction
  • Right ventricular outflow tract tachycardia (RVOT)
  • Brugada syndrome
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Long QT syndrome
  • Other cardiomyopathies

A cardiologist, medical geneticist, and/or genetic counselor familiar with genetic causes of heart disease and sudden cardiac death can help determine which condition is most likely. They can discuss testing options to distinguish between possible causes of heart issues. A cardiac focused genetic counselor in your area can be located using this link.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • • DATE UPDATED: 2019-11-15


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