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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 3742171, 4 pages
Case Report

Isolated Ventricular Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy Presenting as Recurrent Syncope

1Department of Internal Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37604, USA
2Division of Cardiology, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37604, USA

Received 21 September 2016; Revised 6 December 2016; Accepted 7 December 2016

Academic Editor: Grigrios Korosoglou

Copyright © 2016 Sukhdeep Bhogal 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.


Isolated ventricular noncompaction (IVNC) occurs because of interruption of trabecular morphogenesis in the myocardium leading to ventricular noncompaction. Patients present with heart failure or with systemic complications secondary to thromboembolism or arrhythmias. High index of suspicion is necessary for early diagnosis. We present a case of 48-year-old male with unexplained recurrent syncope who was eventually diagnosed with IVNC.