Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 477–479

Left Ventricular Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy in Association with Trisomy 13

  • C.J. McMahon
  • A.C. Chang
  • R.H. Pignatelli
  • W.C. Miller-Hance
  • B.K. Eble
  • J.A. Towbin
  • S.W. Denfield
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00246-004-0788-0

Cite this article as:
McMahon, C., Chang, A., Pignatelli, R. et al. Pediatr Cardiol (2005) 26: 477. doi:10.1007/s00246-004-0788-0

Abstract

In recent years, left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) has been recognized as a distinct form of cardiomyopathy with its own clinical presentation and natural history. More than 100 cases of LVNC have been described in children. Although LVNC has been described in association with metabolic disorders such as Fabry's disease or genetic disorders such as Roifman's syndrome, this case represents the first report of LVNC in a child with trisomy 13.

Keywords

Left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy Cardiomyopathy Trisomy 13 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • C.J. McMahon
    • 1
  • A.C. Chang
    • 1
  • R.H. Pignatelli
    • 1
  • W.C. Miller-Hance
    • 1
  • B.K. Eble
    • 1
  • J.A. Towbin
    • 1
  • S.W. Denfield
    • 1
  1. 1.Lillie Frank Abercrombie Section of Pediatric CardiologyTexas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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