Document Detail

Progressive left ventricular noncompaction and systolic dysfunction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22826654     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Left ventricular noncompaction is a condition characterized by prominent ventricular trabeculations, often accompanied by systolic dysfunction. The present case involves an adult with a small ventricular septal defect, initially exhibiting mild systolic dysfunction and slightly prominent left ventricular trabeculations progressing over 13 years to severe dilated cardiomyopathy and overt noncompaction. The present case strongly suggests a correlation between the extent of noncompaction and the degree of systolic dysfunction. The initial presence of a small ventricular septal defect and mild trabeculations highlights the genetic determinants of non-compaction and the importance of closely following patients with mild noncompaction due to the possibility of progression. More sensitive diagnostic criteria are needed to avoid overlooking mild cases, which may show prominent trabeculations without reaching a requisite ratio of compacted to noncompacted tissue.
Irene M Hutchins; Saul Schaefer
Related Documents :
18299974 - Short-term normalization of ventricular repolarization by transcatheter ablation in a p...
23196754 - Coronary sinus activation pattern in the differential diagnosis of regular atrial tachy...
21378254 - Glutamine restores myocardial cytochrome c oxidase activity and improves cardiac functi...
19371204 - Mri in cardiac electrophysiology: the emerging role of delayed-enhancement mri in atria...
3766374 - Survival to leave hospital from ventricular fibrillation.
19897714 - Evolution of scar structure, mechanics, and ventricular function after myocardial infar...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Experimental and clinical cardiology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1918-1515     ISO Abbreviation:  Exp Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-24     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9715903     Medline TA:  Exp Clin Cardiol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-3     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Ventricular fibrillation during coronary angiography in a patient with left dominant coronary artery...
Next Document:  Mature and immature microRNA ratios in cultured rat cardiomyocytes during anoxia-reoxygenation.