Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy is a myocardial disease generally caused by desmosomal mutations and characterized by progressive replacement of cardiomyocites with fibro-adipose tissue. In the classic form of the disease right ventricle is predominantly affected. However, biventricular and left-dominant variants have been recently recognized, leading to the new nosological definition of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy. The condition affects mostly young adults and athletes and is clinically characterized by ventricular arrhythmias, heart failure and sudden cardiac death. The diagnosis is based on clinical-instrumental criteria, including family history, morpho-functional and electrocardiographic abnormalities, ventricular arrhythmias and genetic defects (Task Force Criteria, 2010). The main goal in the management of patients is the prevention of sudden cardiac death, where implantable cardioverter-defibrillator is the only effective therapeutic strategy. Many arrhythmic risk factors have been described. Recently, an on-line calculator has been proposed, but it needs further validation.

Focus on arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy

Sinagra G.
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Cappelletto C.;de Luca A.;Romani S.;Paldino A.;Korcova R.;Pinamonti B.
2020

Abstract

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy is a myocardial disease generally caused by desmosomal mutations and characterized by progressive replacement of cardiomyocites with fibro-adipose tissue. In the classic form of the disease right ventricle is predominantly affected. However, biventricular and left-dominant variants have been recently recognized, leading to the new nosological definition of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy. The condition affects mostly young adults and athletes and is clinically characterized by ventricular arrhythmias, heart failure and sudden cardiac death. The diagnosis is based on clinical-instrumental criteria, including family history, morpho-functional and electrocardiographic abnormalities, ventricular arrhythmias and genetic defects (Task Force Criteria, 2010). The main goal in the management of patients is the prevention of sudden cardiac death, where implantable cardioverter-defibrillator is the only effective therapeutic strategy. Many arrhythmic risk factors have been described. Recently, an on-line calculator has been proposed, but it needs further validation.
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