Ventricular Tachycardia in a Patient with Biventricular Noncompaction

Card Electrophysiol Clin. 2016 Mar;8(1):139-44. doi: 10.1016/j.ccep.2015.10.014. Epub 2016 Jan 13.


Patients with ventricular noncompaction are susceptible to developing ventricular tachycardia. Commonly, the origin of ventricular tachycardia is endocardial; however, epicardial origins and scar cannot be excluded and should be considered when poor endocardial mapping is present. Other cardiomyopathies, such as arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, can coexist with ventricular noncompaction and should be excluded in these patients.

Keywords: Catheter ablation; Epicardial ablation; Noncompaction; Ventricular tachycardia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Female
  • Heart Ventricles / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Tachycardia, Ventricular* / complications
  • Tachycardia, Ventricular* / physiopathology
  • Young Adult