Barbara Bauce

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BACKGROUND In 1994, an International Task Force proposed criteria for the clinical diagnosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D) that facilitated recognition and interpretation of the frequently nonspecific clinical features of ARVC/D. This enabled confirmatory clinical diagnosis in index cases through exclusion of(More)
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia type 2 (ARVD2, OMIM 600996) is an autosomal dominant cardiomyopathy, characterized by partial degeneration of the myocardium of the right ventricle, electrical instability and sudden death. The disease locus was mapped to chromosome 1q42--q43. We report here on the physical mapping of the critical ARVD2 region,(More)
BACKGROUND Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is an inherited cardiomyopathy characterized by progressive myocardial atrophy with fibrofatty replacement. The recent identification of causative mutations in plakoglobin, desmoplakin (DSP), and plakophilin-2 (PKP2) genes led to the hypothesis that ARVC is due to desmosomal defects.(More)
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) is a genetically heterogeneous disease characterized by progressive degeneration of the right ventricular myocardium and increased risk of sudden death. Here, we report on a genome scan in one Italian family in which the disease appeared unlinked to any of the six different ARVD loci reported so far;(More)
Mutations in the cardiac desmosomal protein desmoglein-2 (DSG2) are associated with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). We studied the explanted heart of a proband carrying the DSG2-N266S mutation as well as transgenic mice (Tg-NS) with cardiac overexpression of the mouse equivalent of this mutation, N271S-dsg2, with the aim of(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to define the genetic basis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). BACKGROUND Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, characterized by right ventricular fibrofatty replacement and arrhythmias, causes sudden death. Autosomal dominant inheritance, reduced penetrance, and 7 desmosome-encoding(More)
BACKGROUND Three-dimensional electroanatomic voltage mapping offers the potential to identify low-voltage areas that correspond to regions of right ventricular (RV) myocardial loss and fibrofatty replacement in patients with arrhythmogenic RV cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D). METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty-one consecutive patients (22 men and 9 women; mean(More)
We report on a family with a history of sudden death and effort-induced polymorphic ventricular arrhythmias. The index case was a 17-year-old boy who died suddenly and at postmortem had evidence of fibrofatty replacement in the right ventricular free wall, consistent with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, as well as calcium phosphate deposits(More)
OBJECTIVES We tested whether 3-dimensional electroanatomical voltage mapping (EVM) may help in the differential diagnosis between idiopathic right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) tachycardia and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D). BACKGROUND Right ventricular EVM has been demonstrated to reliably identify low-voltage(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to define the clinical picture and natural history of familial arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). BACKGROUND Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy is a myocardial disease, often familial, clinically characterized by the impending risk of ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death. METHODS Thirty-seven(More)