Abiomed biventricular assist device as a bridge to transplantation in a 14-year-old with cardiomyopathy resulting from ventricular noncompaction

Pediatr Cardiol. 2010 Nov;31(8):1249-51. doi: 10.1007/s00246-010-9785-7. Epub 2010 Sep 14.

Abstract

Ventricular noncompaction is a rare but well-documented cause of cardiomyopathy. This report presents a case of ventricular noncompaction diagnosed late in end-stage cardiac failure and malignant ventricular arrhythmia, which required an Abiomed biventricular assist device as a bridge to transplantation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiomyopathies / etiology
  • Cardiomyopathies / surgery*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart Transplantation*
  • Heart-Assist Devices*
  • Humans
  • Isolated Noncompaction of the Ventricular Myocardium / complications
  • Isolated Noncompaction of the Ventricular Myocardium / diagnosis*
  • Male
  • Tachycardia, Ventricular / etiology
  • Tachycardia, Ventricular / surgery*