Revista argentina de cardiología
versión On-line ISSN 1850-3748
This disease is generally referred to as non-compaction of the left ventricular myocardium or isolated left ventricular non-compaction. It has been recently described as a primary genetic cardiomyopathy. Although it was previously considered a rare disorder, this diagnosis currently is more frequent. Non-compaction of the ventricular myocardium represents an arrest in the normal process of myocardial compaction in the embryo that occurs more frequently in men. We report two cases of non-compaction cardiomyopathy diagnosed at the Hospital Eugenio Espejo in Quito, Ecuador, and perform an updated review of the disease.
Palabras clave : Left Ventricle; Cardiomyopathy; Embryology; Myocardium.