Archivi giornalieri: 26 marzo 2005


Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia

Echocardiographic Findings in Patients
Meeting Task Force Criteria for Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
New Insights From the Multidisciplinary Study of Right Ventricular Dysplasia


Danita M. Yoerger, MD,* Frank Marcus, MD,† Duane Sherrill, PHD,† Hugh Calkins, MD,‡
Jeffery A. Towbin, MD,§ Wojciech Zareba, MD, PHD, Michael H. Picard, MD,*

for the
Multidisciplinary Study of Right Ventricular Dysplasia Investigators
Boston, Massachusetts; Tucson, Arizona; Baltimore, Maryland; Houston, Texas; and Rochester, New York

OBJECTIVES

The purpose of this study was to quantify the echocardiographic abnormalities in probands
who were newly diagnosed with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD).
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of ARVD remains challenging. The Multidisciplinary Study of Right
Ventricular Dysplasia was initiated to characterize the cardiac structural, clinical, and genetic
aspects of ARVD