There is no cure for arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC but the treatments are focussed towards managing and reducing the symptoms of ARVC. In this section of the article you will read about the treatment for Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC, prognosis, coping, going back to work and complications.

Treatment for Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC

Treatment for Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC

There are three aims for treatment in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC:

  • To recognize those at danger of sudden cardiovascular demise.
  • To avert or control arrhythmias (anomalous heart rhythms.)
  • To enhance the pumping activity of the heart muscle.

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC is not curable, but rather the majority of the symptoms caused by the condition can be controlled using medicines. You may also undergo treatments such as cardio rendition or catheter removal. Your treatment may continue for many years, or may change frequently. It is different for different people.

  • Beta blockers like amiodarone or sotalol are very effective medicines for the victims with ventricular arrhythmias which are non life threatening.
  • Serial therapeutic drug trials are utilized for patients with constant ventricular fibrillation (VF) or ventricular tachycardia (VT). These medicine trials are assessed by utilizing programmed ventricular stimulation.
  • ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) is used for individuals who remain inducible of heart arrhythmias.
  • Ventricular tachycardia (VT) burden can be significantly reduced by making use of radio frequency ablation in victims with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC.
  • Automated ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) is the best option for individuals with the chances of cardiac arrest or syncope.
  • In order to prevent sudden death because of arrhythmic causes, the usage of ICDs is recommended.
  • In the refractory event of end stage failure a heart transplant might be helpful.

Prognosis for Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC

Research has demonstrated that with legitimate treatment and follow-ups, the prognosis is good for many people with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC as they have controlled their symptoms and are living their normal life.

The vast majority of people with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC are at lower risk of sudden cardiac death. But, there are some specific times which are known as 'hot phases' when the disease turns out to be more dynamic and this expands the danger of sudden cardiac death. Unexplained mixed up spells, supported palpitations, or blackouts can be indications of a hot phase.

If you encounter any of these manifestations, you ought to see your specialist instantly. Hot phases may go back and forth, yet they could be an indication that the malady is advancing. This is the reason regular monitoring and follow-up with your specialist are essential. In the event that you are at high risk of cardiac death, your specialist may exhort that you have an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) fitted.

You may need to roll out a few improvements to deal with your indications; however you ought to have the capacity to drive a car and keep on working for instance. However, you will not have the capacity to drive a HGV (heavy goods vehicle) or business traveler vehicle and there might be a few confinements on your vocation relying upon your sort of work.

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC

Coping with Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC

Coping with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC is not easy. Your general physician should be involved with your general everyday care. He or she can examine your condition with your cardiologist and roll out any improvements to your treatment. You will likely see your cardiologist once a year, yet this will rely on your general condition and your manifestations or whether you are going for screening.

For some individuals, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC does not meddle with their way of life. But, there are a few things that could exacerbate your side effects and conditions. Here are few things which you need to take care of in order to cope with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC.

  1. Physical Activity Helps in Coping with Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC

    Simple physical activities like walking, swimming etc... will help in coping with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC. Your heart is a muscle and needs exercise to stay healthy. But, individuals with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC might be at danger of sudden cardiovascular demise if they exercise vigorously. The vast majority of people with the condition are advised not to take part in any of the competitive sports or different strenuous physical activities. You should always ask your specialist the type and level of physical activity that you can do.

  2. Role of Eating Regimen, Liquor and Weight in Coping with Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC

    Being overweight places an additional strain on the heart. Eating a solid, balanced eating regimen will help you to keep up a sound weight and decrease the workload of your heart and is a great way to cope with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC.

    Drinking more than the suggested measure of liquor can damage your heart and can prompt hypertension. Liquor and caffeine can likewise fortify arrhythmias. You can eat chocolate, drink espresso and liquor, yet with some restraint. Liquor is additionally a depressant, so it can make sentiments of anxiety or worse the depression.

  3. Managing Weight Gain Can Aid in Coping with Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC

    If you are eating a healthy diet yet you see that you appear to have been putting on weight over a couple of days you should see your specialist. The weight addition could be because of fluid retention which can be dealt by adjusting your medications. Keeping your weight under control helps in proper coping with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC.

  4. Eliminating Smoking will better help in Coping with Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC

    In spite of the fact that tobacco smoking is not straightforwardly connected with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, smoking will expand the danger of creating coronary illness and of diminishing the stream of blood to your heart muscle. It additionally decreases the measure of oxygen being conveyed in the blood and makes your heart work harder. Eliminating smoking will better help in coping with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC

  5. Avoiding Recreational Drugs Benefit in Coping with Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC

    Recreational drugs for example, cocaine, weed and ecstasy act as stimulants. They expand the heart rate and pulse and can build the danger of life debilitating arrhythmias and sudden cardiovascular death in generally healthy individuals. The danger for individuals with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC is considerably more noteworthy, so anybody with the condition ought to abstain from utilizing recreational drugs in order to better cope with the disease.

  6. Role of Other Medications in Coping with Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC

    Some of the other medicines which we normally purchase for hay fever, cold and cough contain pseudoephedrine. It also works as stimulant and can build the danger of arrhythmias, and it should be avoided for better coping with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC. You ought to dependably check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any other medicines, including home grown cures.

Does Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC Affect Your Sex Life?

Having arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC does not affect your sexual life. However, loss of sex drive, erectile dysfunction, sexual intercourse, sexuality, pregnancy and safe sex are some of the main concerns people may have. Feeling humiliated and not discussing your worries can prompt sentiments of insufficiency and delays in finding the appropriate treatment.

Knowing your restrictions and what brings on your symptoms can help you to appreciate a full and sexually dynamic life. Sex is like any other physical activity, which can increase the heart rate and blood pressure. This increases the work of the heart and, for some individuals with a heart condition, sex may bring on symptoms like, shortness of breath or uneasiness in chest. However, sex is pretty much safe as other physical activities and exercises are.

To decrease the possibility of having angina indications amid sex, abstain from having intercourse after a substantial feast, and make an effort not to be excessively fiery toward the begin of your sexual activity.

Loss of sex drive is common in individuals with a heart condition like arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC. A few men may encounter barrenness. This might be the consequence of taking certain medicines, for example, beta blockers, which can influence your sex drive. Then again it might be the after effect of the enthusiastic anxiety you are feeling, or the consequence of poor blood flow or diabetes.

Other regular reasons for loss of sex drive are:

  • Depression.
  • Concerns and dread about how safe it is for you to engage in sexual relations.
  • Anxiety about the likelihood of your ICD conveying an electrical stun amid sexual movement.
  • Lack of correspondence amongst you and your accomplice.

Impotence is a typical issue so, if you are experiencing issues, converse with your specialist about it. Conversing with your accomplice can likewise decrease your worries and fears and help your accomplice to comprehend your circumstance.

If you have a heart condition, you should be very careful while taking PDE 5 inhibitors, like Viagra. You ought not to take these medicines if you are taking GTN (Glyceryl Trinitrate) or any other medication which contains nitrates. PDE 5 inhibitors can likewise meddle with different meds for your heart, so dependably check with your specialist in advance.

When Can You Go Back to Your Work after Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC?

Most of the people who are diagnosed with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC can continue their normal work life. However, if you have a substantial manual employment which includes strenuous movement, you need to discuss it with your doctor.

For a few occupations like, joining the police or military, turning into a carrier pilot or substantial products vehicle driver and for some competitive sports, there are strict rules about whether you can proceed in your employment or game in the event that you have arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC. Whatever your occupation or game is, your specialist might have the capacity to give extra data to your boss which might imply that you may proceed in your employment or game. In case your employer requests that you fill a medical poll, you should let them know about your condition.

Complications in Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC

Various different conditions can develop as a complication of having arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC. These may incorporate:

  1. Heart Blockage is a Complication of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC

    Heart blockage is a complication in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC and it is the point at which the electrical impulse in the heart flies out down to the ventricles gradually, or may even be totally blocked. This influences the way that the heart contracts.

  2. Heart Failure is a Complication of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC

    Heart failure is a major complication of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC; it is a gathering of indications caused by the diminished pumping activity of the heart. In the event that you have arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC, and if your heart muscle is seriously affected, your specialist may let you know that you have heart failure. There are four phases of heart failure. Stage four is the most serious one. There is no cure for heart failure yet the symptoms can be controlled.

Is there a Danger of Sudden Death with Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC?

Most of the people who are affected by arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC stay well and have few or no side effects. Research has demonstrated that, with appropriate treatment and follow-up, most of the people with the condition carry on with their ordinary life. However, because there is a little danger of finding some kind of purpose for existing undermining arrhythmia, a little extent of individuals with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC are at danger of sudden heart demise. Sudden cardiovascular death is the result of an arrhythmia, which may inevitably bring about the heart to quit thumping. This is known as a cardiac arrest. It is different from a heart attack, as it happens when one of the coronary arteries that supply the heart with blood gets to be blocked and the heart muscle which it supplies might be famished of oxygen.

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Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD, FFARCSI

Last Modified On: August 5, 2016

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
  Note: Information provided is not a substitute for physician, hospital or any form of medical care. Examination and Investigation is necessary for correct diagnosis.

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