A 44-year-old man was admitted to our hospital due to heart failure. Transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated global hypokinesis with an ejection fraction of 25%, prominent trabeculation and deep intertrabecular recesses, and apical aneurysm with multiple thrombi (10×13 mm in the inferior wall, 15×8 mm in the anterior wall). Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging showed an increased ratio of noncompacted (NC) to compacted (C) myocardium (NC/C ratio >2.3) and apical aneurysm. Coronary angiography revealed no significant stenosis. He was therefore diagnosed with left ventricular noncompaction complicated by apical aneurysm. Four weeks after starting anticoagulation, the multiple apical thrombi disappeared without clinical signs of embolism.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Internal Medicine