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Myocardial infarction in a patient with left ventricular noncompaction: a case report

Authors Toufan M, Shahvalizadeh, Khalili M

Received 6 December 2011

Accepted for publication 23 December 2011

Published 6 August 2012 Volume 2012:5 Pages 661—665


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Mehrnoush Toufan,1 Roya Shahvalizadeh,1 Majid Khalili2

1Cardiovascular Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran; 2Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Baku, Azerbaijan

Abstract: We describe a 73-year-old male patient with left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) who was diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction (MI), three-vessel coronary artery disease, a fresh intraventricular thrombus, and mitral regurgitation. He was treated with full anticoagulant therapy, coronary artery bypass grafting, and mitral valve repair. This case adds to a small but growing literature showing association between LVNC and MI and/or coronary artery disease. We suggest that patients with LVNC could be considered at heightened risk for MI, and the two conditions might have a common genetic underpinning in some cases.

Keywords: myocardium, development, cardiomyopathy, echocardiography

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