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- Received May 24, 2007
- Accepted May 29, 2007
- Published online January 20, 2009.
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia is an under-recognized clinical entity characterized by ventricular arrhythmias and a specific ventricular pathology. The electrocardiogram is an initial technique in the diagnostic approach of this disease. The image above shows a standard 12-lead electrocardiogram of a patient with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. A prolonged QRS duration, more often seen in lead V1 than in leads I or V6, a pattern of incomplete or complete right bundle branch block, and the epsilon wave (one-third of the patients) are typical electrocardiographic findings in these patients.
- Received May 24, 2007.
- Accepted May 29, 2007.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation