Ventricular tachycardia in non-compaction of left ventricle: Is this a frequent complication?


Fazio G., Corrado G., Zachara E., Rapezzi C., Sulafa A. K. , Sutera L., ...More

PACE-PACING AND CLINICAL ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, vol.30, no.4, pp.544-546, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2007.00706.x
  • Title of Journal : PACE-PACING AND CLINICAL ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.544-546

Abstract

Background: Isolated left ventricular non-compaction is the result of incomplete myocardial morphogenesis, leading to persistence of the embryonic myocardium. The condition is recognized by an excessively prominent trabecular meshwork and deep intertrabecular recesses of the left ventricle. Whether these intertrabecular recesses are a favorable substrate for ventricular arrhythmias is unclear. Some reports have found that the fatal ventricular arrhythmias may occur in approximately half of the patients. In this report we investigated about this association.