Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy Treatment
Similar to other forms of cardiomyopathy, treatment for arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is focused on heart failure and reducing the risk for sudden cardiac death.
The treatment goals are to:
- Control symptoms of congestive heart failure
- Prevent or control ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death
Common medications include:
- Anti-arrhythmic medications such as amiodarone and disopyramide to reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death.
For more advanced disease, other interventions may be necessary such as:
- Implantable pacemaker or defibrillator
- Mechanical ventilator support (intubation)
- Cardiac assist devices (ECMO, LVAD, BIVAD)
- Heart transplantation
To learn more about these treatment options, read the sections on Medication, Implantable Devices, Mechanical Cardiac Assist Devices, and Heart Transplantation.
Left Ventricular Non-Compaction Treatment