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Vol 68, No 6 (2010)
Echokardiogram miesiąca
Published online: 2010-06-17
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Two rare cases of left ventricular non-compaction diagnosed in elderly patients

Andrzej Curzytek, Magdalena Filip, Wojciech Lubas, Krzysztof Gutkowski
Kardiol Pol 2010;68(6):712-715.

open access

Vol 68, No 6 (2010)
Echokardiogram miesiąca
Published online: 2010-06-17
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Isolated non-compaction of the left ventricle (LVNC) is a rare disorder, classified as a primary genetic or unclassified cardiomyopathy. Left ventricular non-compaction is characterised by an altered myocardial wall with prominent trabeculae and deep intertrabecular recesses caused by intrauterine arrest of compaction. This anomaly creates two layers consisting of compacted and non-compacted myocardium. Left ventricular non-compaction is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality in adults with no specific therapy. We report two rare cases of LVNC diagnosed in elderly patients.
Kardiol Pol 2010; 68, 6: 712-715

Abstract

Isolated non-compaction of the left ventricle (LVNC) is a rare disorder, classified as a primary genetic or unclassified cardiomyopathy. Left ventricular non-compaction is characterised by an altered myocardial wall with prominent trabeculae and deep intertrabecular recesses caused by intrauterine arrest of compaction. This anomaly creates two layers consisting of compacted and non-compacted myocardium. Left ventricular non-compaction is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality in adults with no specific therapy. We report two rare cases of LVNC diagnosed in elderly patients.
Kardiol Pol 2010; 68, 6: 712-715
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Keywords

left ventricular non-compaction; cardiomyopathy; echocardiography

About this article
Title

Two rare cases of left ventricular non-compaction diagnosed in elderly patients

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 68, No 6 (2010)

Pages

712-715

Published online

2010-06-17

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2010;68(6):712-715.

Keywords

left ventricular non-compaction
cardiomyopathy
echocardiography

Authors

Andrzej Curzytek
Magdalena Filip
Wojciech Lubas
Krzysztof Gutkowski

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