Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or dysplasia: a case report


  • Uzzawal Kanti Das Department of Medicine, Chevron Clinical Laboratory, Chattogram, Bangladesh
  • A. P. M. Sohrabuzzaman Department of Cardiology, Heart Diseases, Medicine and Rheumatic Fever, LABAID Cardiac Hospital, Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh



Arrhythmogenic, Right ventricle, Cardiomyopathy, Dysplasia


Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM) is a progressive genetic disease of the myocardium characterized by loss of myocardial cells and replacement by fibrofatty tissue in the right and/or left ventricle (RV/LV), clinically manifested by syncope, palpitations, heart failure, or sudden cardiac death (SCD). We presented a case where the patient suffered from palpitations for the previous three to four years, which resolved spontaneously each time and lately presented with persistent palpitations and chest discomfort. ECG showed a widening of the QRS complexes during sinus rhythm and premature complexes (PVCs) of various patterns. After initial evaluation cardiac MRI was done which revealed typical features of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/ cardiomyopathy. The patient was continuing amiodarone 100 mg daily and doing well.


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