Biventricular non-compaction demonstrated on multi-slice computed tomography with echocardiographic correlation

Saverio Grillone, Gaetano Nucifora, Gianluca Piccoli, Pasquale Gianfagna, Fjoralba Hysko, Daisy Pavoni, Gianaugusto Slavich, Alessandro Proclemer, Daniele Gasparini

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Abstract

Left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) is a myocardial disorder characterized by prominent trabeculations and deep intertrabecular recesses within the left ventricular wall. Multi-slice computed tomography (CT) might represent a valid non-invasive imaging technique for the diagnostic work-up of these patients, being able to visualize the compacted and non-compacted layers and to simultaneously rule out the presence of associated coronary artery disease and congenital heart disease. In the present report, the CT features of LVNC are described.

LanguageEnglish
Pages677-680
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Volume14
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2013

Keywords

  • echocardiography
  • left ventricular non-compaction
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • multi-slice computed tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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