Left Ventricular Non-Compaction Cardiomyopathy

In this article we will discuss about Left Ventricular Non-Compaction Cardiomyopathy. So let’s get started.

Left Ventricular Non-Compaction Cardiomyopathy

The left ventricles contains bundles or pieces of muscles that extends into the chamber. These pieces are called trabeculations, as normal development progresses these trabeculations gets compacted transforming the sponge-like heart muscle to smooth and solid. LVNC occurs when this compaction fails or does not occur resulting in sustenance of these trabeculations. Individuals with LVNC may also develop other types of cardiomyopathy like restrictive, dilated or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Symptoms include shortness of breath,fatigue,feeling dizzy, palpitations, unexplained weight loss in older children and adults while newborns are present with excessive sweating, poor growth and feeding difficulty. Echocardiogram is the best and common diagnostic tool use to detect this fault. Primary goal is to improve cardiac function and prevent symptoms. Medications mainly focuses on improving symptoms aspirin is advised to prevent blood clotting. Lifestyle changes is recommended in some individuals with LVNC. Some people are at a risk of developing cardiac arrest so for them cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is recommended and in some patients pacemaker is also combined with ICD.


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