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Arrhythmic Right Ventricular Dysplasia

What is arrhythmic right ventricular dysplasia?  

ARVD is a rare type of cardiomyopathy that occurs if the muscle tissue in the right ventricle dies and is replaced by scar tissue:           

  • This process disrupts the heart's electrical system causing arrhythmias.         

  • It  usually affects teens and young adults.    

  • Symptoms include heart palpitations and fainting after physical activity.

  • It can cause sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes.   

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