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Late detection of noncompaction of the myocardium in an adult with complete interventricular septal defect.
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PMID:  20019455     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium (NVM) is a morphogenetic anomaly that leads to the development of cardiomyopathy. It is often associated with other congenital cardiac malformations. Common clinical presentations of NVM involve heart failure symptoms, ventricular tachyarrhythmias, and thromboembolic events. Although the peculiar echocardiographic picture is characteristic for this entity, it may often be misdiagnosed. In this case report, we describe a 27-year-old man who had been followed-up since childhood, with the diagnosis of interventricular septal defect or enlarged "single ventricle" with a very small rudiment of the apical part of the interventricular septum. On his last echocardiographic examination, NVM was detected with heavy trabeculations and intertrabecular recesses. This case suggests that physicians should be more patient to detect other congenital abnormalities including NVM, which may influence the clinical and prognostic outcome of these patients.
Merita Emini; Hamza Selmani; Gani Bajraktari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  T?rk Kardiyoloji Derne?i ar?ivi : T?rk Kardiyoloji Derne?inin yay?n organ?d?r     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1016-5169     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-18     Completed Date:  2010-04-27     Revised Date:  2010-05-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9426239     Medline TA:  Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  407-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, University Clinical Center of Kosova, Prishtina, Kosovo.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / complications,  ultrasonography
Defibrillators, Implantable
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / complications*,  ultrasonography
Heart Ventricles / abnormalities*,  ultrasonography
Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications,  ultrasonography
Tachycardia, Ventricular / complications,  ultrasonography
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / complications,  ultrasonography
Comment In:
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2010 Jan;38(1):73; author reply 73-4   [PMID:  20215853 ]

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