Left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy in association with trisomy 13

Pediatr Cardiol. 2005 Jul-Aug;26(4):477-9. doi: 10.1007/s00246-004-0788-0.


In recent years, left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) has been recognized as a distinct form of cardiomyopathy with its own clinical presentation and natural history. More than 100 cases of LVNC have been described in children. Although LVNC has been described in association with metabolic disorders such as Fabry's disease or genetic disorders such as Roifman's syndrome, this case represents the first report of LVNC in a child with trisomy 13.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / diagnosis*
  • Child
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 13*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Trisomy / genetics*