Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy Overview

In: GeneReviews® [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993.
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The purpose of this overview is to increase the awareness of clinicians regarding genetic causes of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) and provide a basic view of genetic risk assessment of at-risk asymptomatic relatives of a proband with ARVC in order to inform cardiac surveillance and allow early detection and treatment of ARVC to improve long-term outcomes.

The following are the goals of this overview.

Goal 1: Describe the clinical characteristics of ARVC.

Goal 2: Review the genetic causes of ARVC.

Goal 3: Provide an evaluation strategy to identify the genetic cause of ARVC in a proband.

Goal 4: Inform genetic risk assessment in family members of a proband.

Goal 5: Review management of ARVC.

Publication types

  • Review