Wouter P Te Rijdt

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1. DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS 1.1 Name of the disease (synonyms) Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is an inheritable disease characterized by structural and functional abnormalities of the right ventricle (RV), with or without concomitant left ventricular (LV) disease. The diagnosis ARVC is made when a patient fulfils the recently revised(More)
Myocardial fibrosis can lead to heart failure and act as a substrate for cardiac arrhythmias. In dilated cardiomyopathy diffuse interstitial reactive fibrosis can be observed, whereas arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy is characterized by fibrofatty replacement in predominantly the right ventricle. The p.Arg14del mutation in the phospholamban (PLN) gene has been(More)
AIMS The non-desmosomal phospholamban PLN p.Arg14del mutation was identified in patients diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and/or arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM). We aimed to investigate whether this mutation leads to aggregation, aggresome formation and autophagy of mutant PLN protein. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 20 complete heart(More)
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