M. Calcagnino 1 , * , G. Girardengo 1 , 2 , A. Ghidoni 3 , 4 , M. C. Kotta 3 , 4 , A. Di Blasio 3 , M. Revera 5 , C. Torlasco 5 , 6 , G. Perego 5 , B. Bilo 5 , F. Dagradi 1 , L. Crotti 1 , 4 , 7 , G. Parati 5 , 6 , P. J. Schwartz 1 , F. Cecchi 1 , 5
Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy is a complex clinical entity, sometimes difficult to diagnose. Three main different patterns of disease expression characterize clinically this hereditary heart muscle disease: the “classic” right ventricular form (ARVC), the “left dominant” subtype (LDAC), with primary left ventricular involvement, and the “biventricular” variant, defined by parallel involvement of both ventricles.
We report on a case of a 51 years old man with a strong family history of juvenile sudden cardiac death of supposed ischaemic origin and personal history of ventricular arrhythmias and supposed myocarditis. We demonstrate how an accurate anamnesis plus correct interpretation of traditional non invasive tests followed by more sophisticate new non invasive tests such as cardiac magnetic resonance and genetic testing allowed to reach the correct diagnosis.
|ScienceOpen disciplines:||Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine|
|Keywords:||ARVC, Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy, Desmoplakin, Cardiac magnetic resonance, Ventricular tachycardia, Syncope, Sudden death|