Author information: Electronic address: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy ARVC is a leading cause of sudden cardiac free sex chat no, but its progression over time and predictors of arrhythmias are still being defined.
This study sought to describe the clinical course of ARVC and occurrence of life-threatening arrhythmic events LAE and cardiovascular mortality; identify risk factors associated with increased LAE risk; and define the response to therapy.
We determined the clinical course of consecutive patients with ARVC using the Kaplan-Meier method adjusted to avoid the bias of delayed entry. Predictors llooking LAE over 5. Treatment efficacy was assessed comparing LAE rates during matched time intervals.
A first LAE occurred in 1. A total of 81 patients received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, 34 were successfully defibrillated. The high risk of life-threatening arrhythmias in patients with ARVC spans from adolescence to advanced age, reaching its peak between ages 21 and 40 years.
Atrial fibrillation, syncope, participation in strenuous exercise after the diagnosis of ARVC, hemodynamically tolerated sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia, and male sex predicted lethal arrhythmias at follow-up. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.