Subendocardial fibrosis in left ventricular hypertrabeculation - cause or consequence?

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dc.contributor.author Ker, James A.
dc.contributor.author Du Toit-Prinsloo, Lorraine
dc.contributor.author Van Heerden, W.F.P. (Willem Francois Petrus), 1958-
dc.contributor.author Saayman, Gert
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-23T08:29:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-23T08:29:17Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.description.abstract Left ventricular noncompaction has been classified as a primary cardiomyopathy with a genetic origin. This condition is morphologically characterized by a thickened, two-layered myocardium with numerous prominent trabeculations and deep, intertrabecular recesses. Recently, it has become clear that these pathological characteristics extend across a continuum with left ventricular hypertrabeculation at one end of the spectrum. The histological findings include areas of interstitial fibrosis. We present a case of left ventricular hypertrabeculation which presented as sudden infant death syndrome. Histologically areas of subendocardial fibrosis was prominent and we propose that this entity may be a hidden cause of arrhythmic death in some infants presenting as sudden infant death syndrome., with areas of subendocardial fibrosis as possible arrhythmogenic foci. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Ker, J, Du Toit-Prinsloo, L, Van Heerden, WFP & Saayman, G 2011, 'Subendocardial fibrosis in left ventricular hypertrabeculation - cause or consequence?', Clinical Medicine Insights : Cardiology, vol. 5, pp. 13-16. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1179-5468
dc.identifier.other 10.4137/CMC.S6507
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/18836
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Libertas Academica en_US
dc.rights © the author(s), publisher and licensee Libertas Academica Ltd. This is an open access article. Unrestricted non-commercial use is permitted provided the original work is properly cited. en_US
dc.subject Sudden infant death syndrome en_US
dc.subject Hypertrabeculation en_US
dc.subject Noncompaction en_US
dc.subject Fibrosis en_US
dc.title Subendocardial fibrosis in left ventricular hypertrabeculation - cause or consequence? en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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