Noncompaction of ventricular myocardium (NCVM) is a rare cardiomyopathy characterized by numerous prominent trabeculations in the ventricular wall and deep intertrabecular recesses communicating with the ventricular cavity. This article reports a 33-year-old female with a familial history of cardiovascular disease, who presented with shortness of breath and palpitations. Transesophageal echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were consistent with the diagnosis of NCVM. The advantages of MRI in depicting both the morphological features and pathological characteristics of NCVM were presented.
- Magnetic resonance imaging
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging