Noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium: The use of contrast-enhanced echocardiography in diagnosis

Maureen Lowery, Jose A. Martel, Juan P. Zambrano, Alexandre Ferreira, Lourdes Eco, Anthony Gallagher

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Abstract

We describe a case of noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium diagnosed in the preoperative evaluation of a patient undergoing renal transplantation. Ventricular noncompaction is characterized by numerous prominent trabecular recesses with intratrabecular blood from the ventricular cavity. Color Doppler was suggestive of intramyocardial flow. With contrast-enhanced echocardiography the endocardial borders were clearly demarcated, allowing for visualization of trabecular recesses and intratrabecular flow. Contrast-enhanced echocardiography facilitates the diagnosis of noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium, circumventing the need for invasive diagnostic testing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-96
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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Noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium : The use of contrast-enhanced echocardiography in diagnosis. / Lowery, Maureen; Martel, Jose A.; Zambrano, Juan P.; Ferreira, Alexandre; Eco, Lourdes; Gallagher, Anthony.

In: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, Vol. 16, No. 1, 01.01.2003, p. 94-96.

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Lowery, Maureen ; Martel, Jose A. ; Zambrano, Juan P. ; Ferreira, Alexandre ; Eco, Lourdes ; Gallagher, Anthony. / Noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium : The use of contrast-enhanced echocardiography in diagnosis. In: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. 2003 ; Vol. 16, No. 1. pp. 94-96.
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