Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a form of heart disease that usually appears in adulthood. ARVC is a disorder of the myocardium, which is the muscular wall of the heart. This condition causes part of the myocardium to break ...1

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Symptoms of Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy

The walls of the main heart chambers become thin and stretched, and can't pump blood around the body properly. People with ARVC typically have heart rhythm problems. Reduced blood flow from the heart can also lead to symptoms of heart failure ...2

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Types of Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy

Some types of this condition may include:3 Types of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy:

  • arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia 1
  • arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia 10
  • arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia 11
  • arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia 12
  • arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia 13
  • arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia 2
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Genetics of Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy

Genetic Changes: ARVC can result from mutations in at least eight genes. Many of these genes are involved in the function of desmosomes, which are structures that attach heart muscle cells to one another. Desmosomes provide strength to the myocardium ...4

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Treatments: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy

There's increasing evidence that prolonged, strenuous exercise worsens the symptoms of ARVC. It's important that people with or at risk of ARVC have a careful discussion about this with their cardiologist. ...Source: NHS Choices UK5 ...

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References

  1. Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ condition/ arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ cardiomyopathy/ 
  3. Source: Disease Ontology
  4. Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ condition/ arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy
  5. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ cardiomyopathy/ 

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