Jargon Buster - Definition of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy

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Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy

is in full referred to as Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy and is one of the most common causes of unexpected young deaths. The condition occurs when the normal right ventricular muscle cells are replaced by fat and fibrous tissue. It is usually a genetic condition that is passed down through family members and equally effects men and women.

Symptoms of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy include light-headedness, fainting and rapid heart beat.

Most patients don't suffer symptoms for many years with this condition and there are treatments available such as drug treatment, catheter ablation and surgical ablation.

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