What Is Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy?

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What is arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy?

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Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy is a type of heart muscle disorder that can be inherited. It is the most arrhythmogenic form of human heart disease. The disease could be life-threatening, leading to sudden cardiac death. It’s a big cause of sudden young death.

Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy is a cell-to-cell junction cardiomyopathy, in which genetically determined abnormalities of the heart and biventricular involvement are often detected. It could cause detachment of myocytes and alteration of intracellular signal transduction.

The main goal of treatment for arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy is to prevent sudden cardiac death. Implanting cardioverter defibrillator is a useful way to save patients’ life. The medical device which is installed in the patient’s chest gives an electrical shock when the heart does not work.

 

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