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Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy

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[[Image:epsilon_wave.png|thumb|ECG with an epsilon wave in V1]]
[[Image:arvdhart.png|thumb| A section throughout the heart of an ARVC patient. (A) Transmural fatty replacement of the right ventricular free wall. (B) Myocardial atrophy is confined to the right ventricle and substantially spares the interventricular septum as well as the left ventricular free wall. <cite>Corrado</cite> Reproduced with permission from BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. ]]
'''Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy''', (ARVC, or ARVD: Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Disease) is characterized by fatty replacement and fibrosis of the heart. Most commonly the right ventricle apex and outflow tract are involved. However the left ventricle can be affected totoo.<cite>Corr</cite>
As a result of the fatty replacement and fibrosis, ventricular arrhythmias are common in this disease and can lead to palpitations, syncope and sudden death. At more advanced ages right ventricular pump failure can occur.
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