The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) provides the following list of features that have been reported in people with this condition. Much of the information in the HPO comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. If available, the list includes a rough estimate of how common a feature is (its frequency). Frequencies are based on a specific study and may not be representative of all studies. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary for definitions of the terms below.
Making a diagnosis for a genetic or rare disease can often be challenging. Healthcare professionals typically look at a person’s medical history, symptoms, physical exam, and laboratory test results in order to make a diagnosis. The following resources provide information relating to diagnosis and testing for this condition. If you have questions about getting a diagnosis, you should contact a healthcare professional.
Research helps us better understand diseases and can lead to advances in diagnosis and treatment. This section provides resources to help you learn about medical research and ways to get involved.
Nonprofit support and advocacy groups bring together patients, families, medical professionals, and researchers. These groups often raise awareness, provide support, and develop patient-centered information. Many are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct people to research, resources, and services. Many groups also have experts who serve as medical advisors. Visit their website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD.
Living with a genetic or rare disease can impact the daily lives of patients and families. These resources can help families navigate various aspects of living with a rare disease.
These resources provide more information about this condition or associated symptoms. The in-depth resources contain medical and scientific language that may be hard to understand. You may want to review these resources with a medical professional.
Fifth International Conference on Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support Systems and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Perfusion
Thursday, May 28, 2009 -
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Location: Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TX
Description: The main objective of this conference was to focus on the current problems associated with pediatric cardiac patients during and after acute or chronic cardiac support. At this conference, we brought together many distinguished physicians and scientists to define precisely the current problems and to suggest solutions with novel approaches.
Contact: Dr. Frank Evans, NHLBI301-402-2647
Co-funding Institute(s): National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
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My husband's brother just found out he has ARVC. My husband plans to have genetic testing. If my husband does not carry the gene, are my children still at risk for developing this condition? Also, if you have the gene will it be manifested as ARVC or do you just have the possibility of it developing? See answer