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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.