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Noncompaction syndrome of the myocardium: pathophysiology and imaging pearls.
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PMID:  20216462     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Patients with noncompaction syndrome of the myocardium may present with cardiac arrhythmia, thromboembolic events, or left ventricular failure. Associations with other diseases, including neurologic or other cardiac syndromes, have been noted. Noncompaction syndrome of the myocardium is primarily diagnosed by echocardiography; however, CT scanning and magnetic resonance imaging are useful tools for determining severity and the patient's prognosis. With these methods, high-resolution images of the myocardium are obtained that enable better recognition of the areas over which the trabeculae are distributed. Early diagnosis can improve the patient's survival by premature heart transplantation or implantation of a defibrillator. Also, as there are many reports of occurrence of this syndrome in several members of the same family (mainly X-linked inheritance), upon accurate and early diagnosis, the patient's family can be further screened.
Navid A Zenooz; Keneth G Zahka; Ernest S Siwik; Robert C Gilkeson
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thoracic imaging     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1536-0237     ISO Abbreviation:  J Thorac Imaging     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606160     Medline TA:  J Thorac Imaging     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  326-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT 06519, USA.
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