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Noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium mimicking ischemic cardiomyopathy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17294676     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 68-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of left ventricular failure. Myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography demonstrated a non-reversible perfusion defect in the anterolateral left ventricular segments and reduced ejection fraction, findings consisted with ischemic cardiomyopathy accompanied by lateral wall infarction. Coronary angiogram was normal, but the left ventriculogram showed prominent trabeculations in the apical and anterolateral segments. The left ventricular ejection fraction was 28%. Cine magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated prominent trabeculations and deep intertrabecular recesses, findings consistent with noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium. Myocardial hypoperfusion or necrosis in the noncompacted myocardium may be the cause of myocardial damage and possibly the basis of left ventricular failure.
Naoya Matsumoto; Yuichi Sato; Taeko Kunimasa; Shinro Matsuo; Masahiko Kato; Shunichi Yoda; Yasuyuki Suzuki; Shigemasa Tani; Motoichiro Takahashi; Satoshi Saito
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of nuclear medicine     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0914-7187     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-13     Completed Date:  2007-03-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8913398     Medline TA:  Ann Nucl Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  639-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathies / diagnosis*
Coronary Angiography / methods
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Ventricles / pathology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine / methods
Myocardial Ischemia / diagnosis*
Myocardium / pathology*
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon / methods*
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / diagnosis*,  therapy

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