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Rom J Leg Med22(2)85-88(2014)
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Sudden death due to arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy associated with hemodynamically significant myocardial bridging

S. Dermengiu, M. Costache, S. Hostiuc, L. Zarma, M. Ceaușu

Abstract: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy is a genetically transmitted cardiac disorder, characterized by increased myocardial instability and an increased risk for severe ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death. Histologically there are two main types: fatty, associated with sudden death at rest, and fibrofatty, with sudden death during exercise. The purpose of this case report is to present a sudden death caused by an association of a fibrofatty type of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy in a young athlete, associated with a hemodynamically significant myocardial bridging on the left anterior descending artery, the latter causing an atypical distribution pattern of the fibrofatty infiltration, that may pose diagnostic difficulties.
Keywords: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, myocardial bridging, sudden death, sudden cardiac death in athletes.

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