Progressive left ventricular noncompaction and systolic dysfunction
Experimental and Clinical Cardiology, 07/17/2012
Hutchins IM et al. – The present case strongly suggests a correlation between the extent of noncompaction and the degree of systolic dysfunction. The initial presence of a small ventricular septal defect and mild trabeculations highlights the genetic determinants of noncompaction and the importance of closely following patients with mild noncompaction due to the possibility of progression. More sensitive diagnostic criteria are needed to avoid overlooking mild cases, which may show prominent trabeculations without reaching a requisite ratio of compacted to noncompacted tissue.