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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 211-213

Unusual case of isolated biventricular non-compaction presenting with stroke


1 Department of Medicine, Govt. Stanley Medical College (SMC), Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
2 Department of Cardiology, Govt. Stanley Medical College (SMC), Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

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D Patil
Department of Medicine, Govt. Stanley Medical College (SMC), Chennai, Tamilnadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0022-3859.85209

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Prominent ventricular trabeculations are seen in a fetal heart. Isolated ventricular non-compaction (IVNC) is a rare form of primary cardiomyopathy. It usually presents with heart failure, arrhythmias and very rarely with thrombo-embolic manifestation. The left ventricle is involved in the majority of the cases. Echocardiography is the principal modality for the diagnosis of this condition. IVNC may be misdiagnosed as dilated or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy wherein the prognosis and management do differ significantly. We report a case of a 38-year-old male with IVNC involving both the ventricles, who presented very unusually as stroke resulting from a cardiogenic embolus.






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