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Large recesses associated with left ventricular noncompaction: an unusual presentation of the disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17123649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) represents an arrest of myocardial morphogenesis, resulting in persistence of multiple prominent ventricular trabeculations and deep intertrabecular recesses. We report a case of a 30-year-old patient who was referred to our hospital due to familial history of cardiomyopathy. The patient underwent transthoracic echocardiography, cardiac catheterization and contrast ventriculography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. All imaging techniques showed the characteristic pattern of noncompaction together with two unusually large recesses in the inferior wall of myocardium. This unusual form of LVNC may have an impact on the clinical course of the disease and may require anticoagulation therapy.
Charalambos Vlachopoulos; Constantina Aggeli; Andreas Synetos; Thomas Vrachliotis; Christodoulos Stefanadis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter     Date:  2006-11-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  121     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-23     Completed Date:  2007-12-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  205-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathies / ultrasonography
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography, Transesophageal / methods
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / ultrasonography*

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