Different types of cardiomyopathy associated with isolated ventricular noncompaction.

  title={Different types of cardiomyopathy associated with isolated ventricular noncompaction.},
  author={Elena Biagini and Luca Ragni and Marinella Ferlito and Ferdinando de Pasquale and Carla Lofiego and Ornella Leone and Guido Rocchi and Enrica Perugini and Silvia Zagnoni and Angelo Branzi and Fernando Maria Picchio and Claudio Rapezzi},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={98 6},
Although mainly described in the context of dilated and hypokinetic left ventricles, it is unclear whether isolated ventricular noncompaction (IVNC) is a distinct cardiomyopathy, a subtype of dilated cardiomyopathy, or a morphogenetic disorder. To investigate the spectrum of cardiomyopathies associated with IVNC, children and adults with stringent echocardiographic diagnoses of IVNC were reviewed. Seventy-three patients (12 children aged <15 years) seen since 1994 satisfied stringent… CONTINUE READING
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