ARVC (Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy) Prognosis

ARVC is the short form of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy and it indicates causing the problem of arrhythmia. The problem involves affecting the right ventricle of the heart’s chamber and abnormality in its structure.

ARVC (Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy) Prognosis

ARVC (Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy) Prognosis

Prognosis of any ARVC patient depends on long-term outlook and on pregnancy in case of women, as mentioned here.

Pregnancy: Decision about conceiving in case of ARVC patients is difficult and depends on individual cases. A majority of women suffering from arrhythmia, including those on medicines or undergo with ICD have not experienced any complication during the pregnancy period. However, a few medicines may harm your womb’s baby, because of which you should discuss with your doctor. Moreover, in some cases, pregnancy put extra stress on your heart. Hence, if you plan for pregnancy, you should discuss with both obstetrician and cardiologist both and get the necessary medications during your delivery and monitor the heart at the time of labor.

Long-term Outlook of Patients: Once doctors diagnose individuals as suffering from ARVC, the patients often ask about the conditions of their heart during the years. A few patients may experience bouts combined with arrhythmias, which require variations in ablations, procedures and medicines. Most of the people stop involving in any vigorous exercises at the initial phases during their ARVC diagnosis performed in a well manner.

Once doctors succeed to control the problem of arrhythmia with medicine or applying ICD, less number of patients suffers death. ICD protects individuals from sudden cardiac death and currently, a large number of patients with ARVC symptoms are undergoing with this respective treatment. Thus, with increase in longevity, patients eventually develop the problem of heart failure or need heart transplantation.

ARVC problem progresses at a slow pace. Hence, at present, it is very much difficult for doctors to predict the extent of the problem and its pace in different patients. Hence, application of ICD among ARVC patients for the prevention of death may not be compulsorily in most of the patients. Doctors go with further research work to determine the respective ARVC patients, who remain at relatively higher risk or likely suffer from sudden cardiac problem/arrest.

Long term outlook in case of a large number of individuals diagnosed with the problem of ARVC is good. Because of significant improvement in cardiac imaging method, doctors diagnose individuals suffering from the problem at the earliest stage as possible.

Today, a large number of cardiologists or related medical practitioners believe that large number of people dealing with arrhythmia die only because they do not undergo diagnosis at the early stage before death. For large number of individuals, ARVC diagnosis appears in the form of surprise, while in others, it highlights a long history of various symptoms, which they feel difficult to understand. However, irrespective of the case, it is essential for individuals to undergo with the diagnosis at the initial stage to prevent sudden death or any other related complications.


Diagnosis of ARVC (arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy), as similar to diagnosis of any chronic illness, it requires some time for adjusting to physical, psychological and emotional influences of the disease. Most of the individuals have learned to cope up by collecting valuable pieces of information about ARVC and feel comfort by gaining knowledge about appropriate medical care and necessary lifestyle adjustments.

In fact, these patients not only prevent the occurrence or risk of sudden cardiac death, but also succeed to live healthy as well as productive lives. Therefore, you should make sure to discuss about the necessary guidelines related to healthy living and diet with your doctor and stay aware of various symptoms indicating any complication related to treatments, medicines or ARVC disease itself.

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Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:October 11, 2018

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