ICD implantation in noncompaction of the left ventricular myocardium: a case report

Pasquale Assennato, Egle Corrado, Salvatore Novo, Daniela Guttilla, Giuseppe Coppola, Riccardo Airo' Farulla

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Isolated noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium (INVM) is an uncommon cardiomyopathy characterized by the persistence of fetal myocardium with prominent trabecular meshwork and deep intertrabecular recesses, often associated with systolic dysfunction and ventricular dilatation. A 23-year-old man from Burkina Faso was referred to our operative unit with a diagnosis of INVM, made with echocardiogram and magnetic resonance imaging and nonsustained ventricular tachycardia. The literature reports the incidence of malignant ventricular arrhythmias in as many as 47% of the patients and sudden cardiac death in almost 50% of them and this supported our decision to perform implantable cardioverter-defibrillators implantation
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1092-1095
Numero di pagine4
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2009


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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