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Left ventricular noncompaction
Other Names for this Disease
- Left ventricular hypertrabeculation
- Spongy myocardium
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defibrillators, are available to control these heart symptoms. In rare cases, heart transplantation is needed.Left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) is a rare heart condition. In LVNC the inside wall of the heart is spongy or grooved, instead of smooth. Signs and symptoms of LVNC vary, but may cause life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms and weakness of the heart muscle. Treatments, such as blood thinning medication and
Last updated: 12/29/2013
- Left ventricular noncompaction. Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease. http:/familyheart.stanford.edu/clinics/noncomp1.html. Accessed 12/27/2013.
- The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Web site has information on left ventricular noncompaction. Click on Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center to view the page.
- The Cardiomyopathy Association has information on left ventricular noncompaction. Click on Cardiomyopathy Association to view the information page.
- The Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease offers patient friendly information on left ventricular noncompaction. Click on the link above to view the information page.
- The Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation has a Web page on cardiomyopathy, which includes information on left ventricular noncompaction. Click on Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation to view the page.
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- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Left ventricular noncompaction. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
- UpToDate has an article on Left ventricular noncompaction. Click on UpToDate to view the page.