Cardiovascular Medicine Book


Left Ventricular Noncompaction

Aka: Left Ventricular Noncompaction, Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy, Left Ventricular Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy
  1. Epidemiology
    1. Uncommon congenital Cardiomyopathy (<1% of population)
  2. Pathophysiology
    1. Disordered in-utero development of mature heart Muscle
      1. Increased trabeculation of Myocardium
      2. Development of increased intertrabecular recesses within the left ventricle
    2. Results in Left Ventricular Dysfunction
      1. Heart Failure
      2. Arrhythmia
      3. Thromboembolic disease
      4. Sudden Cardiac Death
  3. Findings
    1. See Congestive Heart Failure
  4. Diagnosis
    1. Echocardiogram
      1. Initial, first-line test
    2. Cardiac MRI
      1. Confirms diagnosis
  5. Management
    1. See Congestive Heart Failure
    2. Anticoagulation indications
      1. Atrial Fibrillation
      2. Decreased systolic function
      3. Systemic Thromboembolism or intracardiac thrombus
  6. References
    1. Brieler (2017) Am Fam Physician 96(10):640-6 [PubMed]
    2. Stacey (2015) Curr Heart Fail Rep 12(1):61-7 [PubMed]

Noncompaction cardiomyopathy (C2750867)

Concepts Finding (T033)
English Noncompaction cardiomyopathy
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

Noncompaction of left ventricle (C3551005)

Concepts Finding (T033)
English Noncompaction of left ventricle
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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