Myocardial noncompaction and myocardial bridging: A novel coexistence?

Yildiz A., Özeke O., Aras D., Yilmaz R.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.134, no.3, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Letter
  • Volume: 134 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2008.01.007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Myocardial bridging, Myocardial noncompaction, HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY, SUDDEN-DEATH, CHILDREN
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: No


Noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium is an increasingly recognized unclassified congenital cardiomyopathy that is frequently misdiagnosed as dilated or apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Coexistence of myocardial noncompaction and myocardial bridging might be a pitfall in the diagnosis of myocardial noncompaction as previous reports have very well elucidated the coexistence of apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and myocardial bridging. With this report we aimed to emphasize the significance of watchful echocardiographic evaluation in appropriate diagnosis of myocardial noncompaction. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.