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  • Inventi:hcvn/17765/15
    NONCOMPACTION CARDIOMYOPATHY WITH CHARCOT-MARIE-TOOTH DISEASE
    Sherif Ali Eltawansy, Andrea Bakos, John Checton

    We report a case of a 53-year-oldfemalepresentingwithanew-onsetheart failure thatwas contributedsecondary tononcompaction cardiomyopathy. The diagnosis was made by echocardiogram and confirmed by cardiac MRI. Noncompaction cardiomyopathy (also known as ventricular hypertrabeculation) is a newly discovered disease. It is considered to be congenital (genetic) cardiomyopathy. It is usually associated with genetic disorders and that could explain the genetic pathogenesis of the noncompaction cardiomyopathy. Our case had a history of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. There is a high incidence of arrhythmia and embolic complications. The treatment usually consists of the medical management, defibrillator placement, and lifelong anticoagulation. Heart transplantation will be the last resort.

    How to Cite this Article
    Sherif Ali Eltawansy, Andrea Bakos, and John Checton, “Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease,” Case Reports in Cardiology, vol. 2015, Article ID 646890, 5 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/646890,http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/.
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