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Role of New Echocardiographic Technologies in Diagnosing the Classic Subtype of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
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  • Xihui Liu,
  • Yonghuai Wang,
  • Guangyuan Li,
  • Lixin Mu,
  • Shuo Liu,
  • Chunyan Ma,
  • Jun Yang
Xihui Liu
China Medical University First Hospital
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Yonghuai Wang
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Guangyuan Li
The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University
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Chunyan Ma
The First Hospital of China Medical University,
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Jun Yang
The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University
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Abstract

Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (AC) is a rare inherited myocardial disorder, a cause of sudden death in young people and atheletes; biventricular involvement is often involved. We report on a case of AC diagnosed with multimodality imaging, including transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), two-dimensional strain echocardiography (2DSE), real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT-3DE) and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. Especially, combination of 2DSE and RT-3DE was utilized in the diagnosis of AC. In a word, we review the cardiac anomalies associated with AC by multiple imaging techniques and highlight the supplementary role of new echocardiography techniques diagnosing AC when CMR contraindications exist for AC patients.