Combined Heart-Liver Transplantation: Kristine's Story
Avid runner Kristine Stoehr started experiencing dangerous abnormal heart rhythms and was ultimately diagnosed with a rare condition called arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C). As her disease progressed, increasingly damaging her heart as well as her liver, her care team determined her best option was a combined heart-liver transplantation.
Johns Hopkins ARVD/C Program
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD), also known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), is a leading cause of sudden death among young athletes but it can affect people of all ages and all activity levels.
Since 1999, our center has provided education, evaluation, treatment and research programs for patients with known or suspected ARVD/C.