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Heart transplantation in an adult patient with isolated noncompaction of the left ventricular myocardium

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Clinic of Heart and Vascular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University
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Clinic of Chest Diseases, Allergology and Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University
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Center of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Lithuania
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Medicina 2010, 46(3), 193; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina46030027
Received: 26 January 2009 / Accepted: 5 March 2010 / Published: 10 March 2010
Isolated noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium is defined as a rare cardiomyopathy caused by intrauterine arrest of compaction of the myocardial fibers and meshwork, an important process in myocardial development, in absence of any coexisting congenital heart lesions. A lot of controversies exist about diagnostic criteria, nomenclature, origin, pathogenesis, and prognosis of this disease. Here, we describe an adult patient with isolated left ventricular noncompaction who presented with worsening congestive heart failure and was successfully treated with heart transplantation.
Keywords: isolated noncompaction of the left ventricular myocardium; echocardiography; computed tomography; cardiovascular magnetic resonance; heart transplantation isolated noncompaction of the left ventricular myocardium; echocardiography; computed tomography; cardiovascular magnetic resonance; heart transplantation
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Glaveckaitė, S.; Ručinskas, K.; Čelutkienė, J.; Maneikienė, V.; Zakarkaitė, D.; Aidietienė, S.; Valevičienė, N.; Matačiūnas, M.; Žurauskas, E.; Šerpytis, P.; Laucevičius, A. Heart transplantation in an adult patient with isolated noncompaction of the left ventricular myocardium. Medicina 2010, 46, 193.

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