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A Rare Case of Non-compaction Cardiomyopathy in an Indo-Caribbean Patient

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.048
Pages: 
84-8

ABSTRACT

Non-compaction cardiomyopathy is a rare form of cardiac disease that presents with symptoms of congestive heart failure, ventricular arrhythmias or thromboembolism. Within the Caribbean setting, there are limited data regarding its existence. We present a case of non-compaction cardiomyopathy, diagnosed by transthoracic echocardiogram and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, with the use of established criteria. It is interesting to highlight such a condition within the small Caribbean population, especially given its link to heritability and the ease with which it can be mistaken for a dilated cardiomyopathy.

Accepted: 
23 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 13 May, 2015
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