Dizziness and syncope in young people: keep yourmind open! Case report of the challenging differentiation between arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D) and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT)

Dizziness and syncope in young people: keep yourmind open! Case report of the challenging differentiation between arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D) and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT)

Authors

  • Ivan Comelli University Hospital of Parma, Italy
  • Gianluca Gonzi University Hospital of Parma, Italy
  • Gianluigi Mossini University Hospital of Parma, Italy
  • Giuseppe Lippi University Hospital of Parma, Italy
  • Tiziana Meschi University of Parma, Italy
  • Loris Borghi University of Parma, Italy
  • Gianfranco Cervellin University Hospital of Parma, Italy

Keywords:

Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia, CPVT, Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia, ARVC/D, Channelopathy, Syncope, Sudden Cardiac Death.

Abstract

A paradigmatic case of aborted sudden cardiac death (SCD) in a young man is discussed, mirroring the challenge of diagnosing the various conditions potentially underlying this dramatic condition. Based on the clinical characteristics of our case, presenting some overlapping clinical features common to both the diseases, the discussion will be focused on Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT) and Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy/Dysplasia (ARVC/D). Epidemiological, genetic, diagnostic and therapeutic aspect will be discussed.

Author Biographies

Ivan Comelli, University Hospital of Parma, Italy

Emergency Department

Gianluca Gonzi, University Hospital of Parma, Italy

Cardiology

Gianluigi Mossini, University Hospital of Parma, Italy

Emergency Department

Giuseppe Lippi, University Hospital of Parma, Italy

Laboratory Medicine and Hematology

Tiziana Meschi, University of Parma, Italy

Clinical and experimental Medicine

Loris Borghi, University of Parma, Italy

Clinical and experimental Medicine

Gianfranco Cervellin, University Hospital of Parma, Italy

Emergency Department

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Published

09-05-2014

How to Cite

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Dizziness and syncope in young people: keep yourmind open! Case report of the challenging differentiation between arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D) and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT). Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2014 May 9 [cited 2024 Jun. 21];85(1):73-80. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/3048

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