An infrequent association: Left ventricular non compaction with bicuspid aortic valve and coarctation of the aorta

Aureo Campos-Tello, Giancarlo A Valle, Felix A Revilla, Sara Rami­rez-Flores, Ãngel CuevaParra, Zoila Rodriguez-Urteaga
2020 Current Trends in Cardiology  
Left ventricular non compaction (LVNC) is a condition rarely diagnosed and reported in current literature. It affects approximately 8 to 12 per 1 million of individuals and its causes are not well understood, but they are linked to gene mutations. The authors present a 29-year-old male who came to medical consult for a pre surgical evaluation. He was completely asymptomatic. Due to an aortic diastolic murmur we performed a transthoracic echocardiogram which revealed severe aortic regurgitation,
more » ... rtic regurgitation, signs of left ventricular non compaction and coarctation of the aorta. Subsequently, we decided to send him for a CT scan and CMR that allowed to confirm our diagnosis and gave more support to our findings. We´re aimed to report this case because LVNC was found in a patient without symptoms but with a murmur missed in previous medical evaluations. Then, we encourage to be very accurate in patient' s examination and use non-invasive methods properly in order to identify such important cases.
doi:10.35841/cardiology.4.1.5-8 fatcat:q75bp6zoczauplvog3ddpwaefq