Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy/Dysplasia. An Updated Imaging Approach.

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Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D) is a rare inherited cardiomyopathy characterized by fibrofatty replacement of the right ventricular myocardium and risk of sudden death from ventricular tachyarrhythmias. Cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging plays an important role in the diagnostic evaluation of patients and family members suspected of having ARVC/D. This article discusses the epidemiology and pathophysiology of ARVC/D, reviews typical MR imaging findings and diagnostic criteria, and summarizes potential pitfalls in the MR imaging evaluation of patients suspected of having ARVC/D.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-79
Number of pages11
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015


  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Pitfalls
  • Task Force Criteria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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