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Journal of Thoracic Imaging:
doi: 10.1097/RTI.0b013e31818965f1
Case Reports-Cardiovascular

A Case With Noncompaction of the Left Ventricular Myocardium Detected by 64-slice Multidetector Computed Tomography

Ito, Hiroki MD; Dajani, Khaled A. MD, FACC

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Noncompaction is a rare, primary genetic cardiomyopathy affecting the left ventricle. The diagnosis is usually established by echocardiography, and less frequently by left ventriculography. Cardiac magnetic resonance and electrocardiography-gated multidetector computed tomography are evolving noninvasive modalities to image cardiac structures, and their utility to detect noncompacted myocardium was reported in a few cases. We report the case of a young patient with premature coronary artery disease and apical noncompaction detected by multidetector computed tomography, and show images of the ventricular pathology on 4 different imaging modalities.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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