Isolated noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium.

Title

Isolated noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium.

Creator

Dass B; Juszczyk MA; Hoffman D; Young JB

Publisher

Hospital Physician

Date

2008
2008-04

Description

Noncompacted ventricular myocardium (NCVM) is a rare congenital cardiomyopathy. Anatomically, NCVM is characterized by an excessive number of deep trabeculations in the myocardial wall that communicate with the ventricular chamber. Although NCVM is typically diagnosed in pediatric patients, onset of symptoms of cardiomyopathy can be delayed into adulthood. Diagnosis is often established by typical spongiform appearance on 2-dimensional echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging. Most presentations involve heart failure, arrhythmias, or nonspecific symptoms. In this article, the authors report the case of a man who was diagnosed with NCVM in late adulthood and was subsequently found to have a strong family history of heart disease.

Subject

Male; Middle Age; Defibrillators; Congenital; Heart Defects; Myocardial Diseases; Implantable; Congenital – Diagnosis; Adrenergic Beta-Antagonists – Therapeutic Use; Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors – Therapeutic Use; Congenital – Therapy; Diuretics – Therapeutic Use

Identifier

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

39–41

Issue

4

Volume

44

Citation

Dass B; Juszczyk MA; Hoffman D; Young JB, “Isolated noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 7, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6050.

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