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Sudden infant death syndrome and left ventricular hypertrabeculation-hidden arrhythmogenic entity?
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PMID:  20981130     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Left ventricular noncompaction/hypertrabeculation is a condition which is characterized by a highly trabeculated, "spongy" myocardium.It can present at any age with heart failure, arrhythmia and/or thromboembolic events.A wide variety of mutations have been found to be a cause of hypertrabeculation and it is possible that there is a continuum of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy and hypertrabeculation/noncompaction.We present a case of left ventricular hypertrabeculation which presented as sudden infant death syndrome and we propose that this entity may be a hidden cause of arrhythmic death in some infants presenting as sudden infant death syndrome.
J Ker; L Du Toit-Prinsloo; W F P van Heerden; G Saayman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical Medicine Insights. Cardiology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1179-5468     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Med Insights Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-28     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101525768     Medline TA:  Clin Med Insights Cardiol     Country:  New Zealand    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Physiology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.
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