Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC)

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Learn about arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, how it’s diagnosed and possible treatments of the condition.

Key points

  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) results in abnormal heart rhythms.
  • In ARVC, the muscle of the right ventricle is replaced by fat and scar tissue, which blocks the electrical signal that keeps the heart beating normally.
  • Exercise restriction is often recommended as treatment. For high risk cases, an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) may be required.
Last updated: October 26th 2018