Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia | Overview

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What is arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia?

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (say: “uh-rith-mo-jen-ic right ven-trick-yoo-lar dis-play-shuh”), also called ARVD, is a rare heart problem.

The heart has 4 sections (called chambers). The right ventricle (say: “ven-trick-uhl”) is one of these chambers. If you have ARVD, a genetic defect causes the normal heart muscle in your right ventricle to be replaced with fat and scar tissue. This can make your heart beat too fast.

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Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia by EL Anderson, LT, MC (FS), USNR (American Family Physician April 15, 2006, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20060415/1391.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 04/06

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