Non-compaction of the left ventricle

Case contributed by Dr Vlad Barskiy


The patient had progressive heart failure. Examination was done prior to contemplated heart transplantation.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Male

Non-compacted layer of the left ventricular myocardium is demonstrated. There are marked trabeculations and deep intertrabecular recesses within the non-compacted layer. The non-compacted-to-compacted (NC/C) myocardial ratio is greater than 2.3.

LV EDV/BSA 72ml/m2

LV EF 45%

Case Discussion

This is a typical case of LV non-compaction.

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Case information

rID: 69436
Published: 11th Jul 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: National Medical Research Center for Children's Health Russian Federation Ministry of Health

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