New test for arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy

J. Peter van Tintelen*, Richard N. W. Hauer

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) is challenging to diagnose because of nonspecific findings, particularly in the early phases of the disease. clinical diagnosis is made on the basis of several criteria, but these lack sensitivity. Asimaki et al. suggest that immunohistochemical analysis of myocardial desmosomal proteins is a highly sensitive and specific diagnostic test for ARVD/C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)450-451
Number of pages3
JournalNature reviews cardiology
Volume6
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul-2009

Keywords

  • DYSPLASIA/CARDIOMYOPATHY
  • PLAKOPHILIN-2
  • MUTATIONS

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