Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia Video

Jared C. LaCorte M.D., FAAP, FACC Metro Pediatric Cardiology www.DrMDK.com Medical School: Albany Medical College Pediatric Residency:New York Presbyterian Hospital- Cornell Medical Center Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Ne...
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Interviewer: Some cardiograph, there is a condition ARVD. What is that? Doctor: ARVD is arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. This is a fairly rare condition in which within the right ventricle. The heart muscle is replaced by abnormal fatty tissue and this fatty tissue disrupts the electrical circuit within the heart and can lead to fetal cardiac arrest. Interviewer: If there any symptoms you could have prior to this event? Maybe your doctor could pickup. Doctor: Generally no, but again any patient who comes in with complaints of chest pain, with exercise or feeling of arrhythmia and a regular heartbeat particularly when they are active should be look into. An electrocardiogram can pick this up, however, the findings on EKG are more settled than when compare to other conditions such as Wolff-Parkinson-White-Syndrome or Long QT Syndrome. However, if there is an index of suspicion by the pediatric cardiologist either on EKG or ultrasound. The test to diagnose is most effectively is a cardiac MRI where can actually be seen is the fatty replacement of the normal heart muscle.

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