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Coronary to left ventricle blood drainage in isolated myocardial non-compaction: novel findings from intracoronary echo-contrast myocardial imaging

  • Edoardo VernaEmail author
  • Sergio Ghiringhelli
  • Stefano Provasoli
  • Fabrizio Morandi
  • Mariangela Lattanzio
  • Jorge Saleno-Uriarte
Case image in cardiovascular ultrasound
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Funding

None.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflicts of interest

Edoardo Verna declares that he has no conflicts of interest to disclose. Sergio Ghiringhelli declares that he has no conflicts of interest to disclose. Stefano Provasoli declares that he has no conflicts of interest to disclose. Fabrizio Morandi declares that he has no conflicts of interest to disclose. Mariangela Lattanzio declares that he has no conflicts of interest to disclose. Jorge Saleno-Uriarte MD declares that he has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Human rights statements

All procedures were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible institutional committee on human experimentation and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1964 and later versions.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all patients for being included in the study.

Supplementary material

Supplemental Movie 1 Same case as in Fig. 1. The movie shows the sonicated contrast agent filling the left ventricular cavity through the non-compacted segments early after intracoronary injection (AVI 6172 kb)

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© Japanese Society of Echocardiography 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology IOspedale di Circolo and Fondazione Macchi ASST Sette Laghi, University of InsubriaVareseItaly
  2. 2.GhiffaItaly

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