Left ventricular noncompaction
Other Names for this Disease
- Spongy myocardium
- Left ventricular hypertrabeculation
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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.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- 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.