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Volume 32, Nº 3, May and June 2019


DOI: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.5935/2359-4802.20190002


Isolated Non-Compacted Myocardium: Should We Consider the Presence of Extrasystoles as the Initial Manifestation?

Erivelton Alessandro do Nascimento

Raphaella Nagib Carvalho Santos

Fernanda Fraga Tolomelli Dutra

Maria Gabriela Inocente Vitório


Ventricular non-compaction occurs due to failure in myocardial morphogenesis during the fetal period.
Patients can have heart failure, as well as systemic complications due to thromboembolism and cardiac arrhythmias. Early diagnosis is essential. We presente the case of an asymptomatic 49-year-old woman who initially manifested ventricular extrasystoles and heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and a myocardial noncompaction diagnosis.

Keywords: Heart Failure; Isolated Noncompaction of the Ventricular Myocardium; Arrhythmias, Cardiac; Tachycardia, Ventricular; Diagnostic Imaging.