Published on:27th Aug, 2015
    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2015; 6(3):163-166
    Case Report | doi:10.5530/jcdr.2015.3.11

    Biventricular Non Compaction associated with Silent PDA in Elderly Presenting as Heart Failure

    Authors:

    Gowda Channabasappa Chidananda1*, Janakaloti Ramachandra Reddy Vijay Kumar1 and Cholenahally Nanjappa Manjunath2

    1Resident DM Cardiology, Shri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular sciences and research, Bangalore, India.

    2Department of Cardiology Professor and HOD of Cardiology, Director, Shri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular sciences and research, Bangalore, India.

    Abstract:

    Non-compaction cardiomyopathy (NCC), also called spongiform cardiomyopathy, is a rare congenital cardiomyopathy that affects both children and adults. It results from the failure of myocardial development during embryogenesis. In this case report we present a 70 year old male patient presenting with history of dyspnea on exertion and easy fatiguability of 1 year duration. Echocardiography revealed a biventricular non compaction associated with a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Search through medline showed 8 case reports LV non-compaction associated with PDA in younger patients and this is the first case report of biventricular non compaction associated with PDA in an elderly patient.

    Key words: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure, Non Compaction, PDA, Spongiform.

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