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Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia/Cardiomyopathy: Genetic Screening, Cardiac Imaging, and Clinical Implications

Call for Papers

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) is a heritable cardiomyopathy characterized by the fibrofatty replacement of right ventricular (RV) myocardium leading to arrhythmias and RV failure as well as sudden death in young athletes. The diagnosis is established using a set of criteria as proposed by an international Task Force in 1994 and revised in 2010.

Since angiocardiography is an invasive technique which limits its use in follow-up studies, echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging play an important role in assessing structural and functional changes and RV regional dysfunction.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that seek to define the modern approach to conditions associated with ARVD/C. We are interested in articles that highlight the genetic markers, pathologic characteristics, and differences between the various forms of right cardiomyopathies. In addition, information on newer diagnostic capabilities as well as novel therapeutic strategies is welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Genetics, epidemiology, and pathology of ARVD/C
  • Abnormal embryonic development
  • Sudden death in athletes
  • Right-sided heart failure
  • Atrial and ventricular arrhythmias in ARVD/C
  • EPS study and RFA
  • Exercise testing in ARVD/C (indications and clinical implications)
  • Multimodality imaging (Echo, CT, and MRI) in ARVD/C
  • Newer echocardiographic techniques (TDI, 2D-strain, and 3DE)
  • Management of patients with ARVD/C
  • Advances in medical treatment

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/cardiology/dyca/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 6 June 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 29 August 2014
Publication DateFriday, 24 October 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Antonio Vitarelli, Advanced Echocardiography Research Unit, Cardio-Respiratory Department, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

Guest Editors

  • Mihai Gheorghiade, Center for Cardiovascular Innovation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Salvatore Rosanio, Department of Medicine, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA