Exercise-induced right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy--an emerging condition distinct from arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy

Heart Lung Circ. 2009 Jun;18(3):233-5. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2008.01.005. Epub 2008 Apr 8.


We report a case of a 32-year-old female world champion triathlete who developed exercise induced recurrent ventricular tachycardia (VT). Investigations supported a diagnosis of the newly recognised condition "exercise induced right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy" (EIRVD/C). The VT could be easily terminated by burst pacing from the RV apex and the athlete has been successfully treated with an internal cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cardiomyopathies / etiology*
  • Cardiomyopathies / pathology
  • Cardiomyopathies / therapy
  • Defibrillators, Implantable
  • Echocardiography
  • Exercise Tolerance / physiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Sports / physiology
  • Tachycardia, Ventricular / etiology*
  • Tachycardia, Ventricular / therapy
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Right / complications
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Right / etiology*
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Right / therapy