'Idiopathic' acute myocardial infarction in a young patient with noncompaction cardiomyopathy

Guvenc T. S., Erer H. B., Altay S., Ilhan E., Sayar N., Eren M.

CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL, vol.19, no.4, pp.429-433, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/cj.2012.0077
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.429-433
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


Isolated left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) is a rare hereditary cardiomyopathy characterized by prominent intraventricular trabeculations separated by deep intertrabecular recessus. While cardiac ischemia due to microvascular dysfunction is common in these patients, ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is rare and usually seen as a consequence of coincidental coronary artery disease.