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A misinterpretation of the left ventricular non-compaction-adult patient with primary pulmonary hypertension.
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PMID:  22369008     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Non-compaction of the left ventricle is a rare cardiac malformation, defined as a primary cardiomyopathy caused by genetic malformations. Although the pathogenesis of this cardiomyopathy is unknown, there are two possible hypotheses (congenital and acquired) which lead to arrest in intrauterine endomyocardial morphogenesis. We are presenting a case of a 60-year-old woman, with a history of bradyarrhythmia, syncope and cyanosis. Two-dimensional echocardiography showed the thickened myocardium with prominent trabeculations and deep intertrabecular recesses in the two thirds of the apical part of left ventricle walls. The right side cavity was enlarged with hypertrophied wall. Tricuspid regurgitation was moderate. Systolic pressure in the right ventricle was 70mmHg. Catheterization of the right heart showed high pressure in the pulmonary artery. According to publications, this is a very rare case with the presence of possible primary pulmonary hypertension and non-compaction of the left ventricle.
Aleksandra Nikolić; Ljiljana Jovović; Velibor Ristić; Dejan Nikolić; Lazar Angelkov
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicinski pregled     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0025-8105     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Pregl.     Publication Date:    2011 Nov-Dec
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Created Date:  2012-02-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  2985249R     Medline TA:  Med Pregl     Country:  Serbia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  597-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade.
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