A Case of Fetal Diagnosis of Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy and Coarctation of the Aorta

Katherine Jacobs, Lauren Giacobbe, Marijo Aguilera, Kirk Ramin, Shanthi Sivanandam

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Abstract

Background Left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) cardiomyopathy is a rare form of cardiomyopathy. It is difficult to diagnose prenatally and therefore not well described in the fetal population. There have been a few reports in the literature detailing isolated cases of fetal and neonatal LVNC cardiomyopathy. Case Report We present a case of LVNC cardiomyopathy and coarctation of the aorta detected prenatally at 29 + 6 weeks of gestation with survival in infancy. This is the first case report in the literature describing the fetal diagnosis of noncompaction cardiomyopathy and associated coarctation of the aorta; a rare combination. Conclusion With a high index of suspicion, the antenatal diagnosis of noncompaction cardiomyopathy may improve neonatal morbidity and mortality.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)045-048
JournalAJP Reports
Volume4
Issue number01
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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