Journal article

Angiographic diagnosis, prevalence and outcomes for left ventricular noncompaction in children with congenital cardiac disease

Marina L Hughes, Bendix Carstensen, James L Wilkinson, Robert G Weintraub

CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2007

Abstract

Little is known about the implications of left ventricular noncompaction in children with additional congenital cardiac malformations. With this in mind, we conducted a retrospective review of every left ventricular angiogram performed in a single tertiary referral centre for paediatric cardiology, in Melbourne, Australia, between 1994 and 2000 in children with congenital heart disease, looking specifically for patients with angiographic evidence of noncompaction of the left ventricle. The outcome of patients identified as having noncompaction was compared with that of patients from the same population, stratified by their primary congenital cardiac malformation. Of 1515 children undergoing ..

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