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- Received January 5, 2009
- Accepted January 14, 2009
- Published online May 26, 2009.
A 61-year-old man with a diagnosis of stomach cancer was referred to our cardiovascular center for pre-operative echocardiographic evaluation due to his abnormal electrocardiographic finding, suggestive of old anteroseptal myocardial infarction (A). His vital signs were stable, and no abnormal laboratory results were noted. Clinically, he had no history of angina, exertional dyspnea, syncope, palpitation, or thromboembolism. Transthoracic 2-dimensional echocardiography revealed excessive and prominent trabeculations associated with deep recesses that communicate with the left ventricular (LV) cavity, a characteristic feature of LV noncompaction (B and C).LV systolic function appeared to be normal, as evidenced by the LV ejection fraction of approximately 64%. Color Doppler echocardiography seemed to display fireworks in the LV cavity, which is illustrated in Dand the Online Video.
- Received January 5, 2009.
- Accepted January 14, 2009.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation