Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia: A case report of identical twins with heart failure

Julia H. Indik, David E. Smith, Richard E. Sobonya, Frank I. Marcus

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Abstract

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia is characterized by the progressive replacement of myocardium by fatty or fibrofatty tissue. Presenting symptoms are generally related to ventricular arrhythmias, including sudden cardiac death. Heart failure due to right ventricular and sometimes left ventricular dysfunction is uncommon in the early stages of the disease, but is known to occur in advanced cases. This case report describes identical adolescent twins with presenting symptoms related predominantly to right heart failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1387-1390
Number of pages4
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume25
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2002

Keywords

  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia
  • Heart failure
  • Twins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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