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End-stage cardiac failure caused by isolated ventricular noncompaction: Cardiac transplantation in a 5-year-old boy

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Doris Rassl


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Isolated ventricular non-compaction (IVNC) is a rare congenital cardiomyopathy characterized by arrest in endomyocardial morphogenesis. Presenting features in children include systolic and diastolic ventricular dysfunction, cardiac arrhythmias, and thromboembolism. End-stage cardiac failure necessitating cardiac transplantation is described in adults. We report the unique case of a 5-year-old boy with IVNC and end-stage heart failure who underwent cardiac transplantation. Diagnostic echocardiographic features, gross cardiac morphology, and histopathologic findings are illustrated. Copyright (c) 2005 by the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

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Author(s): Vogel M, Chaudhari M, Rassl D, Mair L, Hasan A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

Year: 2005

Volume: 24

Issue: 5

Pages: 618-620

ISSN (print): 1053-2498

ISSN (electronic): 1557-3117

Publisher: Elsevier Inc.


DOI: 10.1016/j.healun.2004.01.018


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