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Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia in emergency department
  1. M Rao1,
  2. P Prashanth2,
  3. M K Mukhaini2
  1. 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman
  2. 2Department of Cardiology, Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman
  1. Correspondence to Dr M Rao, Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Hospital, Post Box 1331, Muscat-111, Oman; mamatha_722002{at}yahoo.com

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A 43-year-old man presented to the emergency department with haemodynamically compromised ventricular tachycardia necessitating electrical cardioversion. Classical “epsilon waves” noted on his initial electrocardiogram prompted an evaluation for arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. The diagnosis was confirmed with echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging of the heart. A prompt recognition and management of this condition in the emergency department helped prevent significant mortality that may …

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