Chronic cardiac failure with non-compact cardiomyopathy in a middle-aged woman

Authors: J. Leso 1;  T. Paleček 2
Authors‘ workplace: Kardiologická ordinace, Městská nemocnice následné péče, Praha 1;  II. Interní klinika kardiologie a angiologie, Všeobecná fakultní nemocnice, 1. LF UK Praha 2
Published in: Kardiol Rev Int Med 2011, 13(3): 193-197
Category: Case Report


The authors present a case report of a female patient who was monitored for a period of 11 years from the “innocent“ beginnings until the clear morphological manifestation of a left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy with systolic dysfunction, which was preceded by a working diagnosis of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. The unfavourable development of chronic cardiac failure was reversed by decreasing the heart rate using ivabradine.

chronic heart failure – non-compaction cardiomyopathy – heart rate – ivabradine


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