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Long-term survivor diagnosed with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia.
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PMID:  23558815     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The subject was a 70 year-old man who survived for 31 years after being diagnosed with right ventricular cardiomyopathy, having undergone right ventricular (RV) aneurysmectomy at the age of 39. His arrhythmia and syncopal attacks were effectively abolished after the original aneurysmectomy. Although he frequently suffered from right heart failure, hemodialysis improved his status. However, the patient died due to worsening anasarca caused by RV low output syndrome. Autopsy results indicated extensive replacement of the RV myocardium with fibrous and fatty tissues. This case suggests that patients with arrhythmogenic RV cardiomyopathy, but without left ventricular abnormalities and rapid ventricular arrhythmia, have a relatively favorable prognosis, although RV abnormalities may be progressive.
Katsuro Kashima; Yasuhiro Tanaka; Kazuyo Kawabata; Rumiko Eura; Takashi Yamane; Kazuhiko Nakamura; Mitsuharu Nomoto
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology journal     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1897-5593     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol J     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101392712     Medline TA:  Cardiol J     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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