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      Evolution of Left Ventricular Involvement in Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy

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          Left ventricular (LV) involvement in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is fairly well known, but the evolution of LV involvement during long-term follow-up has not been well documented. We describe such evolution in a patient followed for 9 years. Evolution was confirmed by a progressive perfusion defect of the LV wall in myocardial scintigrams and by the development of LV asynergy with ventricular aneurysm formation in left ventriculograms. As the right ventricle progressively enlarged, we concluded that ARVC is a diffuse and progressive myocardial disease that affects both ventricles.

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          A Case of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia With Left and Right Ventricular Hypofunction in an Elderly Subject

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            Journal
            CRD
            Cardiology
            10.1159/issn.0008-6312
            Cardiology
            S. Karger AG
            0008-6312
            1421-9751
            2000
            August 2000
            14 August 2000
            : 93
            : 3
            : 197-200
            Affiliations
            aDivision of Cardiology, Sapporo National Hospital, bFirst Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Hokkaidou University, Sapporo, Japan
            Article
            7026 Cardiology 2000;93:197–200
            10.1159/000007026
            10965092
            © 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel

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