Left Ventricular Non-Compaction Cardiomyopathy (LVNC) is a rare myocardial disorder characterized by abnormal myocardial tissue formation in which the left ventricular wall appears to be trabecular with prominent intertrabecular recesses. The diagnosis of LVNC is predominantly reliant on cardiac imaging, namely thoracic echocardiography, however, cardiac MRI is indicated in conditions in which echocardiography is inconclusive. Diagnostic criteria for both echocardiography and cardiac MRI differ, however, the general principle of diagnosis is a comparison of the thickness of non-compacted to compacted myocardial tissue. The management of LVNC is nearly identical to that of Heart Failure with reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF), however, anticoagulation is an additional measure of management to the thrombogenic nature of non-compacted myocardial tissue. Here, we discuss a case of LVNC and the current data on its management.
Elkattawy, Sherif; Romero, Jesus; Shah, Kalpesh; Fanous, Paul; Noori, Muhammad Atif Masood; Sachdeva, Nikita; Latif, Asnia; Williams, Neil; and Romero, Ana L.
"Left Ventricular Non-Compaction Cardiomyopathy: A Case Report and Literature Review,"
Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives: Vol. 13:
3, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.gbmc.org/jchimp/vol13/iss3/12