Arrhythmogenic ventricular cardiomyopathy and sudden cardiac death: Left or right?

Rachoin Rachoin, Bernard Abi Saleh, Bilal Mansour, Rayan Jo Rachwan, Wael AlJaroudi

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Abstract

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy is a leading cause of sudden cardiac death among athletes in Italy and the Mediterranean region. Although it often involves the right ventricle causing scarring, dilation, systolic impairment with aneurysm formation, it can also involve the left ventricle or present as isolated left ventricular cardiomyopathy. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging is considered the gold standard in confirming the diagnosis. We summarize four cases of arrhythmogenic ventricular cardiomyopathy with different presentations observed over the past 2 years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-533
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nuclear Cardiology
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy
  • cardiac MRI
  • sudden death
  • ventricular arrhythmias

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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