Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging findings in a patient with noncompaction of ventricular myocardium

Xin Liu, Aya Kino, Chris Francois, David Tuite, Karin Dill, James Carr*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-226
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2008

Keywords

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Noncompaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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