Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia in the Elderly

Alexandre Cesar Ferreira, Santiago Andrés Garcia, Melissa A. Pasquale, Mariana J. Canoniero, Arley Peter

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Abstract

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) is a form of cardiomyopathy characterized by fibrofatty infiltration of the right ventricle that leads to cardiac arrhythmias, usually sustained ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. ARVD typically becomes recognized in young adults. The authors report a case of an octogenarian in whom third-degree atrioventricular block, low cardiac output syndrome, and failure to capture the pacer stimuli developed. ARVD was diagnosed at autopsy based on fibrofatty replacement of the right ventricle. To date, this case represents the oldest patient ever diagnosed with ARVD reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-396
Number of pages4
JournalHeart Disease
Volume5
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2003

Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Sudden death
  • Ventricular dysplasia

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