What Is Non-Compaction Cardiomyopathy?

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What is non-compaction cardiomyopathy?

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Non-compaction cardiomyopathy (NCC) is also known as spongiform cardiomyopathy. It is a rare congenital form of cardiomyopathy that can affect people at any age. If the myocardial development during embryogenesis fails, the person has been at high risk of the condition since his birth.

In NCC, the heart muscle is a sponge-like network of muscle fibers. As the condition advances, the heart muscle is transformed from spongy to smooth and solid by significant compaction. This sign is very obvious in ventricles, particularly in the left ventricle. Due to the apparent progress in the left ventricle, non-compaction cardiomyopathy is also called left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy (LVNC).

 

Keywords: non compaction cardiomyopathy; noncompaction cardiomyopathy

 

 

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