Title

Left ventricular non-compaction; an unusual presentation with supraventricular tachycardia in the emergency department.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2019

Publication Title

The American journal of emergency medicine

Abstract

Left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) is a cardiomyopathy with altered ventricular wall anatomy. This condition is characterized by the presence of prominent left ventricular trabeculae, a thin compacted layer, and deep intertrabecular recesses that are continuous with the left ventricular cavity and separated from the epicardial coronary. Left ventricular non-compaction can present with acute heart failure, arrhythmias, or sudden cardiac death. We present a case of a common cardiac arrhythmia in the emergency department with a work up consistent with LVNC being the underlying etiology.

Volume

37

Issue

10

First Page

1

Last Page

1990

DOI

10.1016/j.ajem.2019.158364

ISSN

1532-8171

PubMed ID

31358381

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