Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy/Dysplasia (ARVC/D)

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy/Dysplasia (ARVC/D) is an inherited condition that causes abnormal heart rhythms. ARVC/D may account for up to 20 percent of cases of sudden death among young people.

About this Site

This site provides information about ARVC/D for patients and physicians. Patients can learn about symptoms, potential treatments, and get answers to many common questions.

Physicians will find information how ARVC/D is diagnosed, as well as links to genetic testing and counseling resources for their patients. Doctors interested in referring patients to our current study will also find study evaluation criteria and a list of all participating study sites.

About Dr. Marcus

Dr. Frank Marcus, the primary investigator for this study, is professor emeritus of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine –Tucson. His area of expertise is clinical cardiology, cardiovascular pharmacology and  clinical electrophysiology.

For ARVC/D Research Information, please contact:

Trina Hughes, CCRP, clinical coordinator, 520-626-0968 or

For more health information, please visit our Heart Health page.

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