Vol 68, No 1 (2010)
Published online: 2010-02-03

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Case report
Left ventricular non-compaction in an infant with congenital heart defect

Joanna Kwiatkowska, Janina Aleszewicz-Baranowska, Jan Ereciński
Kardiol Pol 2010;68(1):72-75.


Non-compaction of the left ventricle (NCLV) was categorised as unclassified cardiomyopathy by the World Health Organization in 1995. Over the last decade this condition has been identified as a distinct form of cardiomyopathy and a genetically heterogeneous disorder. Clinically, this may be coupled with the loss of contractility, arrhythmia, and thromboembolism. The prognosis in a symptomatic patient is generally poor, with progression to chronic heart failure and death, including sudden death. We report a case of a child with NCLV and coexisting hemodynamic significant ventricular septal defect.

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Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)