Latest ARVD Stories

2013-07-18 10:31:06

A Johns Hopkins study finds that healthy people who carry a genetic mutation for arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) are at much higher risk of developing the symptoms of the life-threatening heart disease if they participate in endurance sports and frequent exercise. The study also suggests that those carriers who significantly cut back on their exercise regimen may reduce their risk or delay the onset of symptoms. An article on the study results is...

Skin Cells Turned Into Heart Muscle Cells
2013-01-28 04:50:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For the first time ever, researchers have been able to develop a maturation-based “disease-in-a-dish” model for an inherited heart ailment — a discovery that will help researchers study and test new therapies for the condition. Patients suffering from the condition, which is known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C), typically do not become aware that they have a heart problem...

2011-09-27 05:43:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — ARVD is an inherited cardiovascular disorder and one of the most common causes of sudden death in athletes and young healthy adults. A new study provides strategy for deciding which patients have greatest need for implanted defibrillator as a preventive measure in patients who have arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) . In this study the researchers report that using criteria to assess the need ARVD patients had for a defibrilator they were able to...

2005-12-20 13:51:04

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A relatively rare heart condition that has been linked to athletes' deaths can arise anywhere from childhood to well into middle age, and its first symptoms range from heart palpitations to sudden death, a new study shows. The study, according to researchers, gives the most comprehensive overview to date of a fairly uncommon heart defect called arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, or ARVD. Though the inherited disorder has been...

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