A 35-year-old male, with a medical history of acute myocarditis, presented with palpitations. Further investigation revealed non-sustained ventricular tachycardia and a slightly reduced left ventricular systolic function. Cardiac magnetic resonance showed extended late gadolinium enhancement of the left ventricle and fat infiltration. Genetic testing was positive for a pathogenic desmoplakin mutation, fulfilling the criteria of arrhythmogenic left ventricular cardiomyopathy. In conclusion, the authors described a case of a mimicked acute myocarditis at a young age in a patient with an arrhythmogenic left ventricular cardiomyopathy. Therefore, the genetic study is essential for both diagnosis and management.
Cabral, Margarida; Fernandes, Sara; Ruivo, Catarina; Martins, Hélia; and Morais, João
"Recognizing a “hot phase” of an arrhythmogenic left ventricular cardiomyopathy: a case report,"
Journal of the Saudi Heart Association: Vol. 35
, Article 5.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.37616/2212-5043.1348
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