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    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2011; 2(1):74-76
    CLINICAL CASE REPORT BASED STUDY | doi:10.4103/0975-3583.78602

    A case of arrythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy in a middle-aged woman

    Authors:

    He Jiang, Tao Zhang, Lihua Shang, Jian Cui, Jingzhe Liu, Yan Weng, Lin Gu, Yanhui Li, Qingyu Wu

    Heart Center, First Hospital of Tsinghua University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

    Abstract:

    Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a kind of heart muscle disease characterized by the gradual replacement of the right ventricular myocardium with fibrous tissue and fat. It could be the major cause of sudden cardiac death with ventricular tachycardia, and there is a variation in the history of the disease. We reported an unusual case of ARVC in a middle-aged woman with congestive heart failure as her first presentation for a long time.

    Key words: Arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, right ventricle, heart failure