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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine