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Long-term myocardial recovery after mitral valve replacement in noncompaction cardiomyopathy

By Tariq Bhat, Thomas Costantino, Hilal Bhat, Yefim Olkovsky, Muhammad Akhtar, Sumaya Teli and Alfred Culliford


Isolated noncompaction of the left ventricle is a congenital cardiomyopathy, which has been described recently, with literature limited to case reports and case series. Even though various complications have been reported with noncompaction cardiomyopathy, among them severe mitral regurgitation has been reported recently in a few cases. There is no great evidence in the literature about its management, apart from some cases of mitral valve repair and replacement in young patients. We are reporting a case of an elderly lady with isolated left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy associated with severe mitral regurgitation treated with mitral valve replacement with one and half year of follow up demonstrating significant myocardial recovery

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