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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2015, Article ID 646890, 5 pages
Case Report

Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

1Internal Medicine Department, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ 07740, USA
2Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19129, USA
3Cardiology Department, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ 07740, USA

Received 10 May 2015; Accepted 3 June 2015

Academic Editor: Jesus Peteiro

Copyright © 2015 Sherif Ali Eltawansy et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a case of a 53-year-old female presenting with a new-onset heart failure that was contributed secondary to noncompaction 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 non-compaction 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.