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Open Access Case report

Long-term myocardial recovery after mitral valve replacement in noncompaction cardiomyopathy

Tariq Bhat1*, Thomas Costantino2, Hilal Bhat3, Yefim Olkovsky2, Muhammad Akhtar1, Sumaya Teli4 and Alfred Culliford5

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, New York. 475 Seaview Ave, Staten Island New York 10305, USA

2 Division of Cardiology, Staten Island University Hospital, New York. 475 Seaview Ave, Staten Island New York 10305, USA

3 Department of Medicine, SKIMS, Soura, Kashmir 190011, India

4 The Medical School, University of Sheffield, Beech Hill Road Sheffield, S10 2RX, UK

5 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, NYU School of Medicine and Medical Center. 530 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA

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Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011, 6:124  doi:10.1186/1749-8090-6-124

Published: 30 September 2011

Abstract

Isolated noncompaction of the left ventricle is a congenital cardiomyopathy, which has been described recently, with literature limited to case reports and case series. Even though various complications have been reported with noncompaction cardiomyopathy, among them severe mitral regurgitation has been reported recently in a few cases. There is no great evidence in the literature about its management, apart from some cases of mitral valve repair and replacement in young patients. We are reporting a case of an elderly lady with isolated left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy associated with severe mitral regurgitation treated with mitral valve replacement with one and half year of follow up demonstrating significant myocardial recovery.