Ventricular Non-Compaction Cardiomyopathy

Hilton Franqui-Rivera, José Martínez-Ojeda, Rafael E. Calderón, Carmen González-Keelan


Non-compaction of the left ventricle is an extremely rare cardiomyopathy resulting from a defective morphogenesis of the endomyocardium. It results in an architecturally aberrant ventricular wall consisting of two layers: a compacted layer and a loose interwoven meshwork with prominent trabeculae and deep intertrabecular recesses that communicate with the left ventricular cavity. This report describes the case of a 25 year-old man with dilated cardiomyopathy, due to non compaction of the left ventricle, presenting with a transient ischemic attack.


Non-compaction; Cardiomyopathy; Hypertrabeculation

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