Chapter 45. Arrhythmiagenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy

  1. Salim Yusuf DPhil, FRCPC, FRSC Research Chair Professor of Medicine Director Vice President Research3,4,5,
  2. John A Cairns MD, FRCPC Professor of Medicine Former Dean6,
  3. A John Camm MD British Heart Foundation Professor Head of Cardiac7,
  4. Ernest L Fallen MD, FRCPC Professor Emeritus8 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh MB, ChB, DPhil Consultant Professor of Medicine9
  1. Deirdre Ward MRCPI Director1 and
  2. Perry M Elliott MBBS, MD, FRCP Reader2

Published Online: 21 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444309768.ch45

Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Ward, D. and Elliott, P. M. (2009) Arrhythmiagenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy, in Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444309768.ch45

Editor Information

  1. 3

    McMaster University, Canada

  2. 4

    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Canada

  3. 5

    Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  4. 6

    Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  5. 7

    St George's University of London, London, UK

  6. 8

    McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  7. 9

    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Cardiovascular Risk in Younger Persons, Institute of Cardiovascular Science, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

  2. 2

    Inherited Cardiac Disease, University College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405159258

Online ISBN: 9781444309768



  • Resuscitation;
  • CPR;
  • Defibrillation;
  • basic life support;
  • advanced life support;
  • Automated external defibrillator (AED);
  • Defibrillator waveform;
  • Compression only CPR


The chapter provides a precise synopsis of the current evidence base for the prectice of resuscitation. The background to the process by which international concensus on the scientific basis of practice is reached is described. This concensus in turn provides the basis for the guidelines issued by resuscitation councils around the world that determine the recommended treatment for the victims of cardiac arrest.

The major subject areas of interest to cardiologists, the areas of controversy and development are described in detail and will enable the reader to appreciate the efforts currently being made to improve the outcome for victims of sudden cardiac death.