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Comparison of echocardiographic features of noncompaction of the left ventricle in adults versus idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy in adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15276116     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Noncompaction of left ventricular myocardium (NCLV), or "spongy myocardium," in adults represents an arrest in endomyocardial morphogenesis and occurs as an isolated cardiomyopathy. Because NCLV can be readily mistaken for idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, echocardiographic features other than the structural features of the myocardial wall need to be carefully defined for distinguishing the 2 conditions. This study was therefore designed to characterize the echocardiographic features that could be useful for differentiating NCLV from idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.
Partho P Sengupta; Jagdish C Mohan; Vimal Mehta; Vineet Jain; Ramesh Arora; Natesa G Pandian; Bijoy K Khandheria
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-27     Completed Date:  2004-08-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  389-91     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiology, G. B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / diagnosis,  ultrasonography*
Cohort Studies
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography, Doppler*
Heart Ventricles / ultrasonography*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Contraction / physiology
Myocardium / pathology*
Risk Assessment
Sensitivity and Specificity
Severity of Illness Index
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / diagnosis,  ultrasonography*
Comment In:
Am J Cardiol. 2005 Apr 1;95(7):922; author reply 922-3   [PMID:  15781037 ]

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