Non-compaction Cardiomyopathy

  • Atooshe Rohani
Part of the Clinical Cases in Cardiology book series (CCC)


This 23 year old lady presented with nonspecific symptoms and found to have non-compaction cardiomyopathy in TTE.


Non-compaction cardiomyopathy TTE Left ventricle Heart failure 

Supplementary material

Movie 31.1

Non-compact to compact ratio = 3.6/1 LV short axis TTE at the end-systole (AVI 445 kb)

Movie 31.2

Apical 4 chambers show LV non-compaction and hypertrabeculation in apex (AVI 807 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atooshe Rohani
    • 1
  1. 1.Northern Ontario School of MedicineThunder BayCanada

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