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Cardiology Research and Practice
Volume 2011, Article ID 201962, 4 pages
Case Report

A Case of Isolated Left Ventricular Noncompaction with Basal ECG-Tracing Strongly Suggestive for Type-2 Brugada Syndrome

1Department of Cardiology, Valmontone Hospital, 00038 Valmontone, Italy
2Department of Biopathology and Imaging Diagnostics, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Via Montpellier 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
3Department of Cardiology, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, 00133 Rome, Italy
4Department of Heart and Great Vessels “ A. Reale”, Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Rome, Italy
5Department of Imaging Diagnostics, Campus Bio-Medico University, 00128 Rome, Italy

Received 7 August 2010; Accepted 30 September 2010

Academic Editor: Gregory Giamouzis

Copyright © 2011 Maria Banci 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 left ventricular noncompaction (ILVNC) is a cardiomyopathy caused by intrauterine arrest of compaction of the myocardial fibres and meshwork, an important process in myocardial development. ILVNC is clinically accompanied by depressed ventricular function, arrhythmias, and systemic embolization. We reported a case of ILVNC with basal ECG-tracing strongly suggestive for type-2 Brugada syndrome (BrS). Up to now, this is the first report investigating the association between ILVNC and this particular ECG pattern.