Sport and Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy

ZB Vezi, M. Tshifularo, B. Mayosi, A. Okreglicki


Sudden deaths have been reported in sportspersons and have been related to physical activity. It is possible that exercise may be a trigger of potentially lethal arrhythmias in susceptible individuals or may be the factor that converts a defect of genotype to an abnormal and arrhythmogenic phenotype. Patients with Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC)may be at higher risk of sports-related arrhythmias and sudden death. In the South African ARVC registry,56% of patients were involved in regular sport participation. Various potential mechanisms linking sport and exercise to arrhythmias in patients with ARVC may exist.

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