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Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia

Heart Muscle Replaced by Fat and Fibrosis

Cardiomyopathy is a serious illness in which your heart muscle becomes inflamed or weakened and has trouble pumping. There are several types of cardiomyopathy that run in families.

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) is a genetic, progressive heart condition in which the muscle of the right ventricle is replaced by fat and fibrosis, which causes abnormal heart rhythms or arrhythmias. It increases the risk of harmful arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Young athletes are at increased risk.

Contact Information

Cardiovascular Medicine
Division of the CardioVascular Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-8800

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