Sudden killer: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy

ARRHYTHMOGENIC RIGHT VENTRICULAR cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a dangerous cardiac condition that can cause sudden death. Characterized by a severely thinned and dilated right ventricle, ARVC results in abnormal contractions and blood ejection, as the ventricle walls are replaced by fibro-fatty tissue. In an athlete whose ventricle reaches maximal exertion, ARVC can cause sudden death. Accurate and early diagnosis of ARVC is crucial to prevent death.