Ventricular noncompaction in a female patient with nephropathic cystinosis: a case report

Ibrar Ahmed, Thanh Trung Phan, Graham W Lipkin, Michael Frenneaux

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Abstract

We report an unusual and interesting case of a 24-year-old woman with nephropathic cystinosis in association with concomitant isolated noncompaction of the left ventricle. Left ventricular noncompaction usually presents with reduced exercise tolerance as a consequence of ventricular dysfunction, the result of embolus or with palpitations and syncope due to arrhythmia. There is no specific treatment directed at isolated noncompaction. Treatment is focused on the cause of presentation, with medication aimed at improving ventricular dysfunction, as well as treating and preventing thrombosis and arrhythmia.
Original languageEnglish
Article number31
JournalJournal of Medical Case Reports
Volume3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2009

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