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July 2009 Br J Cardiol 2009;16:199–200

Evaluation of left ventricular non-compaction using multi-detector computed tomography

Edward T D Hoey, Nicholas J Screaton, Bobby S K Agrawal, Matthew J Daniels, Andrew A Grace, Deepa Gopalan

Abstract

At age 16, he started to suffer with recurrent attacks of pre-syncope and a 24-hour tape documented runs of broad complex tachycardia for which he was commenced on sotalol and fitted with a single-chamber rate-responsive pacing system. Electrocardiogram (ECG) on admission showed an unusual pattern of right bundle branch block, extreme left axis deviation and first-degree heart block. Transthoracic echocardiogram demonstrated biventricular dilatation, moderately impaired left ventricular systolic function and prominent trabeculations, which raised the suspicion of left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC). Interestingly, his twin brother also had

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