Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic.
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‘Arrhythmogenic’ refers to any heart rhythm disease that changes the normal electrical current of your heartbeat and causes it to become irregular. ‘Cardiomyopathy’ is a disease that causes the heart muscle to slowly be replaced by scar tissue and fatty tissue. Both of these are present in ARVC. The pamphlet gives the most common cause (inherited) of ARVC, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and treatment (medications, a pacemaker, sometimes an internal defibrillator, and rarely a heart transplant…