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Examination of isolated ventricular noncompaction (hypertrabeculation) as a distinct entity in adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21723531     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three patients (2 women) 36, 45, and 49 years of age underwent cardiac transplantation for what was diagnosed clinically as nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. Examination of the transthoracic echocardiogram and explanted heart in each disclosed marked hypertrabeculation involving the free wall of the very dilated left ventricle, a finding consistent with what has been termed "isolated ventricular noncompaction" (IVNC). Although these 3 cases anatomically fulfilled the echocardiographic definition of IVNC, review of previous publications containing gross photographs of the heart suggests that IVNC is overdiagnosed at least morphologically.
William Clifford Roberts; Sumit Jagdish Karia; Jong Mi Ko; Paul Arthur Grayburn; Betsy Ann George; Shelley Anne Hall; Johannes Jacob Kuiper; Dan Marshall Meyer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-07-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  108     ISSN:  1879-1913     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-15     Completed Date:  2011-10-24     Revised Date:  2012-04-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  747-52     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Heart Defects, Congenital / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Heart Transplantation*
Heart Ventricles / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Middle Aged
Comment In:
Am J Cardiol. 2011 Oct 15;108(8):1200-1   [PMID:  21985954 ]
Am J Cardiol. 2012 Mar 1;109(5):776-7   [PMID:  22364706 ]
Am J Cardiol. 2012 Jan 1;109(1):146   [PMID:  22176755 ]
Am J Cardiol. 2011 Dec 15;108(12):1842   [PMID:  22133137 ]

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