Validation of noncompaction criteria in dilated cardiomyopathy, and valvular and hypertensive heart disease.

@article{Frischknecht2005ValidationON,
  title={Validation of noncompaction criteria in dilated cardiomyopathy, and valvular and hypertensive heart disease.},
  author={Barbara S Frischknecht and Christine Helena Attenhofer Jost and Erwin Notker Oechslin and Burkhardt Seifert and Philipp Hoign{\'e} and Malgorzata Roos and Rolf Jenni},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={865-72}
}
BACKGROUND Echocardiographic characteristics typical of isolated left ventricular noncompaction (IVNC) have been well defined. The aim of this study was to validate diagnostic criteria of IVNC in valvular or hypertensive heart disease (HHD) or dilated cardiomyopathy. METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of records and blind review of videotapes of all 19 patients with IVNC seen within 7 years in comparison with randomly selected patients from the same study period with dilated… CONTINUE READING
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