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A 50-year-old women with Charcot-Marie-Tooth hereditary neuropathy type 1A due to the PMP22 duplication on chromosome 17p11.2-12 developed a left bundle branch block and progressive dilatation of the left ventricle since age 40 years and recurrent heart failure since age 44 years. At age 50 years left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction was first(More)
BACKGROUND Isolated left ventricular non-compaction is the result of incomplete myocardial morphogenesis, leading to persistence of the embryonic myocardium. The condition is recognized by an excessively prominent trabecular meshwork and deep intertrabecular recesses of the left ventricle. Whether these intertrabecular recesses are a favorable substrate for(More)
BACKGROUND Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has been used recently to detect atrial thrombi before cardioversion of atrial arrhythmias. It has been assumed that embolic events after cardioversion result from embolism of preexisting atrial thrombi that are accurately detected by TEE. This study examined the clinical and echocardiographic findings in(More)
BACKGROUND Closure of the fibrillating left atrial appendage (LAA) has been recommended during valve surgery to decrease the risk of arterial embolism. However, patients undergoing surgical LAA closure have not systematically been reevaluated for complete LAA obliteration. METHODS AND RESULTS During a 12-month period, we studied 6 consecutive patients(More)
BACKGROUND Noncompaction of left ventricular myocardium is a rare congenital cardiomyopathy resulting from an incomplete myocardial morphogenesis that leads to the persistence of the embryonic myocardium. This condition is characterized by a thin compacted epicardial and an extremely thickened endocardial layer with prominent trabeculations and deep(More)
OBJECTIVES Only few data are available about the risk of myopathy patients experiencing a cerebral stroke. AIMS To review the current knowledge about the frequency, pathogenesis, and outcome of stroke in primary/secondary myopathies. METHODS Literature review of all human studies dealing with stroke in primary/secondary myopathies. RESULTS Stroke in(More)