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Vol 74, No 4 (2015)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2015-11-27
Submitted: 2015-02-04
Accepted: 2015-02-26
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A patient with abnormalities of the coronary arteries and non-compaction of the left ventricular myocardium resulting in ischaemic heart disease symptoms

J. Dąbek, M. Majewski, W. Walkowicz, Z. Gąsior
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2015.0117
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Pubmed: 26620516
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Folia Morphol 2015;74(4):518-523.

open access

Vol 74, No 4 (2015)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2015-11-27
Submitted: 2015-02-04
Accepted: 2015-02-26

Abstract

Left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) is a rare cardiomyopathy that results from unsettled embryogenesis of myocardium. It is morphologically characterised by the presence of non-compacted, this is hypertrabeculated, myocardium of the left ventricle with deep endocardial recesses. The clinical spectrum of symptoms is very wide — from asymptomatic patients through the cases of heart failure to the patients requiring heart transplantation. The diagnosis is most frequently based on the echocardiography. LVNC is often coexisted with other heart defects and coronary artery abnormalities. We described a case of a 58-year-old man with LVNC and coronary artery anomalies.

Abstract

Left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) is a rare cardiomyopathy that results from unsettled embryogenesis of myocardium. It is morphologically characterised by the presence of non-compacted, this is hypertrabeculated, myocardium of the left ventricle with deep endocardial recesses. The clinical spectrum of symptoms is very wide — from asymptomatic patients through the cases of heart failure to the patients requiring heart transplantation. The diagnosis is most frequently based on the echocardiography. LVNC is often coexisted with other heart defects and coronary artery abnormalities. We described a case of a 58-year-old man with LVNC and coronary artery anomalies.

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Keywords

cardiomyopathy, coronary artery abnormalities, myocardium, non-compaction

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Title

A patient with abnormalities of the coronary arteries and non-compaction of the left ventricular myocardium resulting in ischaemic heart disease symptoms

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 74, No 4 (2015)

Pages

518-523

Published online

2015-11-27

DOI

10.5603/FM.2015.0117

Pubmed

26620516

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2015;74(4):518-523.

Keywords

cardiomyopathy
coronary artery abnormalities
myocardium
non-compaction

Authors

J. Dąbek
M. Majewski
W. Walkowicz
Z. Gąsior

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