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Archivos de cardiología de México

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MARTIN, María et al. Left ventricle non-compaction cardiomyopathy: Different clinical scenarios and magnetic resonance imaging findings. Arch. Cardiol. Méx. [online]. 2013, vol.83, n.1, pp.35-39. ISSN 1665-1731.

Left ventricle non-compaction cardiomyopathy is currently considered as a well-defined individual entity. However, it includes a broad spectrum of clinical, radiological and pathophysiological findings. In this review we describe 3 different scenarios of this entity: an isolated case with severe left ventricle dysfunction, an "associated" case in a patient with previous atrial septum defect and pulmonary stenosis and finally, as a finding in a patient  with a transient cerebrovascular ischemic attack. In the 2 last cases, both asymptomatic, morphological criteria of left ventricle non-compaction were found but, ventricular function was normal and cardiac-MRI showed no late gadolinium hyperenhancement. Periodical follow-up and familial screening were recommended. Natural history and prognosis factors of this disease are still not well known. Further and longer series of patients with this diagnosis are needed to completely define radiological criteria, clinical presentation and evolution.

Keywords : Left ventricle non-compaction cardiomyopathy; Cardiac-magnetic resonance imaging; Cardiomyopathy; Spain.

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