Non-compaction cardiomyopathy in an asymptomatic athlete

Margaret Kapor Manus, Satyajeet Roy, Rosemarie Stag, Daniel Hyman

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Prevention of sudden cardiac death in athletes requires the screening and recognition of pathologies that often remain clinically silent for years until provoked by a physiologic stressor. This can result in the manifestation of disease and even death. Left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy (LVNC), newly classified as a distinct entity arising in the adult population, is a cardiomyopathy that at initial presentation can manifest as a wide spectrum of symptoms from asymptomatic to ventricular arrhythmias, systemic embolism and even sudden cardiac death. We present the case of an asymptomatic athlete found to have LVNC and discuss the implications this finding may have on sports participation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number216339
JournalBMJ Case Reports
StatePublished - 2016

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  • Medicine(all)


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