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ALVAREZ-ORTIZ, Alexander et al. Arrytmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. Medicas UIS [online]. 2014, vol.27, n.3, pp.123-134. ISSN 0121-0319.

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia is a pathology, mostly genetic of dominant autosomic pattern characterized by both morphologic and functional compromise of the right ventricle in which normal myocardial tissue its replaced by fibrous and adipose tissue generating an arrhythmogenic substrate. It must be evaluated in all young patients presenting syncope, ventricular tachyarrhythmia or cardiac arrest. Its diagnosis it's established upon the consideration of morphological criteria, electrocardiographic findings and functional alterations. Currently there is not a definite treatment established; however there is ongoing research in early diagnosis and advanced therapies usage. In this article we provide a literature review in the context of a clinical case diagnosed in a male young adult from the city of Bucaramanga in Colombia. MÉD.UIS. 27(3):123-134

Keywords : Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia; Ventricular tachycardia; Ventricular fibrillation; Syncope.

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