IJCM  Vol.6 No.4 , April 2015
Experience of a Single Center in the Diagnosis and Classification of Cases of Left Ventricular Noncompaction
ABSTRACT
Objectives: To analyse the clinical profile of consecutive cases of Left Ventricular Non Compaction (LVNC) with particular interest in non-compacted segments valuation. Methods: There were 18,000 patients seen from 2007 to 2010, with a complete evaluation including family history and personal cardiac history, clinical examination and electrocardiography. Diagnosis was based on three published definitions. Results: The diagnosis of LVNC was placed in 1.4% of cases. Clinical and echo-cardiographic data for the 250 cases of LVNC are presented. Trabecular meshwork was observed predominantly at the apex (91.6%), in the lateral and inferior wall (40.4% and 38.0% respectively), and less frequently in the posterior and anterior wall (21.6% and 9.2% respectively). Conclusions: This study suggests that LVNC is a form of cardiomyopathy with higher prevalence and relatively better prognosis than previously reported.

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Martinoli, R. , Saccucci, P. , Papetti, F. , Dofcaci, A. , Piccirilli, S. , Sansoni, I. , Ianniello, F. , Ferrante, F. and Banci, M. (2015) Experience of a Single Center in the Diagnosis and Classification of Cases of Left Ventricular Noncompaction. International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 6, 235-248. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2015.64029.
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