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Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia: cardiomyopathy current opinions on diagnostic and therapeutic aspects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11124713     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Right Ventricular Dysplasia constitutes a genetic cardiomyopathy characterized by fibrous-adipose substitution of the right and rarely of the left ventricular myocardium. This disorder is associated with ventricular arrhythmias ranging from frequent ventricular ectopic beats, nonsustained and sustained ventricular tachycardia of left bundle branch morphology and sudden death. Therefore, the syndrome has been labelled Arrhythmogenic RVD Cardiomyopathy. Diagnostic criteria, preliminary genetic data, and clinical manifestations are summarized and critical addressed, using data from the literature and from our own experience. The most important aspects of the ECG in this syndrome are reviewed and stressed with particular attention to initial versus advanced clinical subsets. The typical anatomical abnormalities and biopsy or pathology material are presented.
F Naccarella; G Naccarelli; R Fattori; A Nava; B Martini; D Corrado; A Masotti; M Gatti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in cardiology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0268-4705     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2001 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-26     Completed Date:  2001-02-22     Revised Date:  2009-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608087     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  8-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology Azienda USL Città di Bologna, Italy; Penn State University, Cardiology Hershey PA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia / diagnosis*,  pathology,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Cardiomyopathies / diagnosis*,  pathology,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Diagnosis, Differential
Disease Progression
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Risk Assessment

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