cardiomyopathy

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Synonyms for cardiomyopathy

a disorder (usually of unknown origin) of the heart muscle (myocardium)

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The impact of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy on survival in autosomal-dominant arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVD5).
The prevalence of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) in the general population is an estimated 1:1,000 to 1:5,000, though it is often confused with the more common hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (prevalence of 1:500) as a cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes.
Nadia, a staff nurse, learned earlier this week that she has arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy - the same form of the disease as experts believe her brother Jamie died from.
The gene for arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy maps to chromosome 14q23-q24.
It was later discovered Mr Taylor had been suffering from arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC).
Cardiomyopathies are potentially lethal progressive diseases that affect the heart muscle including, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM), Conduction Disease associated with DCM (CD-DCM), and Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC).
Evaluation of RV function is important in patients with suspected arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) and in therapeutic follow-up of patients after repair of certain congenital heart diseases, and cannot be reliably measured on any other non-invasive modality.
Dilatation of the right ventricle; fatty tissue in conspicuous trabeculae of the right ventricle, especially in the anterior wall and inferior (diaphragmatic) wall; and a scalloped appearance (bulging) of the right ventricular wall were characteristic findings at CT to diagnose arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) (1-3).
Pathologist Jan Lowe said the death was brought on by a rare condition called arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy where fat and scar tissue begins appearing on the heart.
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