Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy


Are any symptoms of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy "odd" or "unique"?

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) should be suspected in individuals with any of the following findings:

  • Fainting/Syncope- particularly with exercise or exertion
  • Palpitations
  • Sudden cardiac death
  • Abnormal ECG with T wave inversion in right precordial leads V1, V2, and V3 or beyond and an epsilon wave - a small positive deflection at the end of the QRS complex
  • Abnormal right ventricle seen through cardiac imaging

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


McNally E, MacLeod H, Dellefave-Castillo L. Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy. 2005 Apr 18 [Updated 2017 May 25]. In: Adam MP, Ardinger HH, Pagon RA, et al., editors. GeneReviews® [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2019. Available from: Accessed March 29, 2019.

Jancin, "What cardiologists need to know about ARVC" Cardiology News 2/15/19. Accessed 14NOV19.

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