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Isolated non-compaction of the left ventricle: a rare indication for transplantation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11502414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes the diagnostic difficulty encountered in a young female patient presenting with neurologic symptoms, atrial fibrillation and severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction, eventually leading to cardiac transplantation. The scrutiny used in the evaluation of the particular aspect of the left ventricle, and the integration of the information obtained from echocardiography, angiography and magnetic resonance imaging, led to the diagnosis of a rare and mostly unknown cause of cardiac failure. The correct identification of this entity is mandatory because enhanced risk of thromboembolism and malignant arrhythmia should be anticipated. A review of the literature revealed only 6 patients in whom isolated non-compaction of the left ventricle was treated by heart transplantation.
V Conraads; B Paelinck; A Vorlat; M Goethals; W Jacobs; C Vrints
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1053-2498     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Heart Lung Transplant.     Publication Date:  2001 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-14     Completed Date:  2001-10-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102703     Medline TA:  J Heart Lung Transplant     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  904-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery*
Cardiomyopathies / diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery*
Diagnosis, Differential
Diagnostic Imaging
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Transplantation*
Heart Ventricles / pathology
Intracranial Embolism / diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery*
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery*

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