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Cardiology Research and Practice
Volume 2010, Article ID 539538, 5 pages
Case Report

Isolated Ventricular Noncompaction Syndrome in a Nigerian Male: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Cardiology Unit, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Fife KY2 5AH, Scotland

Received 18 March 2010; Revised 2 June 2010; Accepted 15 June 2010

Academic Editor: Josep Brugada

Copyright © 2010 Indrani S. Bhattacharya 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 non-compaction cardiomyopathy (IVNC) is a rare, morphologically distinct primary genetic cardiomyopathy, which is now gaining prominence as an important differential diagnosis in patients presenting with cardiac failure. We describe a case report of a Nigerian male with facial dysmorphism presenting with cardiac failure. This is followed by a review of the literature with focus on the diagnosis of this condition, which may be difficult especially in non-Caucasian populations.