Ventricular non-compaction in children: clinical characteristics and course

Ozgur S., Senocak F., Orun U. A., Ocal B., Karademir S., Dogan V., ...More

INTERACTIVE CARDIOVASCULAR AND THORACIC SURGERY, vol.12, no.3, pp.370-373, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1510/icvts.2010.246694
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.370-373
  • Keywords: Heart failure, Non-compaction of the left ventricle, Children, ISOLATED NONCOMPACTION, CARDIOMYOPATHY, MYOCARDIUM, CLASSIFICATION, FEATURES
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Isolated left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) is a rare cardiomyopathy characterized by prominent trabeculations and deep intratrabecular recesses. In this study, we aimed to identify the clinical characteristics of children with ventricular non-compaction and determine the factors affecting prognosis. We retrospectively evaluated 29 children with LVNC followed at Dr. Sami Ulus Children Hospital Pediatric Cardiology Department from December 2004 to November 2009. There were 13 females (45%) and 16 males (55%) and the mean age at presentation was 4.8+/-4.6 years (one month-15 years). Although there was no statistical significance; early presentation age and high left ventricular end-diastolic diameter at the diagnosis were associated with poorer prognosis. (C) 2011 Published by European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. All rights reserved.