Transient postnatal heart failure caused by noncompaction of the right ventricular myocardium


Isolated noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium is a cardiomyopathy influencing almost exclusively the left ventricle in children and adults. We report a case of a neonate presenting with right ventricular failure caused by a noncompaction of the right ventricle. However, later course of the disease demonstrated biventricular involvement. Right ventricular noncompaction can be a cause of early postnatal right ventricular failure.

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Pediatr Cardiol. 2005 Jul-Aug;26(4):452-4.