CMR Features of ARVC/D

Aiden Abidov, Arun Kannan, Isabel B. Oliva, Frank I. Marcus

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This chapter will summarize the most important CMR features of ARVC/D. Diagnostic accuracy of CMR in the diagnosis of ARVC/D has been evaluated in numerous studies and is an integral part of the 2010 Modified Task Force ARVC/D criteria. CMR can identify not only the advanced disease but also subtle early changes of ARVC/D with a high diagnostic accuracy; CMR also has incremental value in risk stratifying asymptomatic ARVC/D-associated desmosomal mutation carriers. Typical CMR findings in ARVC/D include RV dilatation and global RV systolic dysfunction, wall motion abnormalities, trabecular disarray, fatty infiltration of the RV (and in some cases - the LV) myocardium demonstrated by T1 signal, thinned and remodeled RV myocardium due to fibrofatty replacement, aneurysms of the RV and RVOT, and delayed hyperenhancement of the involved myocardium on gadolinium-enhanced sequences. This review will help the readers to recognize patterns of the CMR abnormalities consistent with ARVC/D.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCardiac MRI in the Diagnosis, Clinical Management, and Prognosis of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy/Dysplasia
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780128012833
StatePublished - Mar 10 2016


  • ARVC
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
  • Fibrofatty infiltration
  • Right ventricular dysfunction
  • Wall motion abnormalities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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