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Isolated left ventricular noncompaction in a 90-year-old man.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22740746     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Isolated ventricular myocardial noncompaction is a cardiomyopathy that is being diagnosed more frequently in patients of all ages because of increased awareness and improvements in imaging methods. It is an extremely rare cause of heart failure in nonagenarians. We describe the case of a man who presented with heart failure for the first time at 90 years of age. The diagnosis was isolated left ventricular noncompaction. Transthoracic echocardiography showed a trabeculated, sponge-like appearance of the left ventricular apical and inferolateral segments. After medical management, the patient was asymptomatic at the 3-month follow-up examination. Knowledge of ventricular noncompaction is increasing within the cardiology community. Patients who have isolated noncompaction with a limited number of involved ventricular segments can live beyond normal life expectancy without developing heart failure. In addition to discussing our patient's case, we briefly review the relevant medical literature.
Cihan Cevik; Raymond F Stainback
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1526-6702     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-28     Completed Date:  2012-11-19     Revised Date:  2013-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Adult Cardiology, Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cardiovascular Agents / therapeutic use
Contrast Media / diagnostic use
Drug Therapy, Combination
Heart Failure / etiology
Isolated Noncompaction of the Ventricular Myocardium / complications,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Predictive Value of Tests
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cardiovascular Agents; 0/Contrast Media

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