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Helpful for the clinical practice of cardiology.
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Biventricular Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy: a paradigmatic case

We present a case of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy with biventricular involvement and strong arrhythmic substrate, highlighting the need to consider more than a single diagnostic option when facing arrhythmic presentations in young patients and the growing contribution provided by the genetic laboratory and contrast CMR to clinical management.

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    In this manuscript, M. Calcagnino et al report a rare case of biventricular arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy. They emphasize the importance of cardiac magnetic resonance and genetic testing for correct diagnosis. The paper is helpful for the clinical practice of cardiology.

    I have the following remarks:

    A. The auxiliary examination results of the case are comprehensive. However, some vital medical history (eg. alcohol consumption, diabetes etc) and physical examination records should be noted.

    B. Since the patient was started on Sotalol 80 mg t.i.d., He was stable and PVCs were reduced. If possible, changes about echocardiography (eg. Two chamber size and EF ) at clinical follow-ups should be mentioned.

    C. What’s the opinion of the authors about the criteria of biventricular arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy?

    D. Abbreviations should be defined within the text at first use.


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