ARVD/C Physician Resource Center

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Our physician resource center provides information for specialists to learn more about the symptoms, testing, and diagnosis for arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD), also known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC).

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Symptoms of ARVD/C may include:

  • Arrhythmias:
    • PVCs
    • Nonsustained VT
    • Sustained VT of left bundle morphology
  • Syncope
  • Heart failure
  • Sudden cardiac arrest


There is no single test that can either establish or exclude ARVD/C. The criteria that is used to determine ARVD/C is a physical exam, family history, various cardiac tests, and genetic information. Tests may include:

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In 1994, an International task force proposed criteria for the clinical diagnosis of ARVD/C, based on structural, electrocardiographic, arrhythmic, histological and familial characteristics of ARVD/C. These criteria were very specific but lacked sensitivity. These diagnostic criteria were revised in 2010 and now incorporate the advances in both technology and genetics. View a comparison chart of the ARVD diagnosis criteria for 1994 and 2010.