Arrhythmogenic RV Cardiomyopathy/Dysplasia: Recent Advances

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Frank I. Marcus, Andrea Nava, Gaetano Thiene
Springer Science & Business Media, May 11, 2007 - Medical - 217 pages
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This book covers all the recent research highlights of arrhythmogenic right ventr- ular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D), a recently discovered heart muscle d- ease which is a major threat to the life of affected young people. It summarizes ne- ly 25 years of investigation on the etiology, genetics, pathology, clinical features, - agnosis, and treatment of ARVC/D. In particular, a 5-year research program supported by grants from both the European Community and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institutes has contributed to the discovery of seven disease-causing genes, thus opening new avenues for the early identification of affected patients and prevention of sudden death. A Workshop was held in Venice, Italy, October 3, 2005, as part of the Venice - rhythmia Meeting, where the European and American investigators presented and discussed several major achievements which are now reported in this book.As a - sult of these coordinated efforts, great advances have been made in the recognition and understanding of the disease, which are summarized in this book.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
11
RECESSIVE FORMS
17
CELL ADHESION PATHOLOGY
45
TRANSGENIC ANIMAL MODELS
61
POSSIBLE CAUSATIVE OR CONTRIBUTING ROLE OF VIRUSES
79
Department of Cardiac Arrhythmias
128
Department of Medicine PETROS SYRRIS
170
SUBJECT INDEX 213
210
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