Left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) is a type of heart muscle disease, or cardiomyopathy, that we may diagnose after examining the heart’s main pumping chamber. While this chamber, the left ventricle, normally looks smooth, its muscle can occasionally appear spongy or “hypertrabeculated.”
Even with left ventricular non-compaction, some people will not develop heart problems if that is the only unusual thing about their heart. If there are also abnormalities with the heart’s pumping ability or electrical system, though, then we may diagnosis LVNC. If we do, your cardiac care team will monitor you closely for heart muscle weakness, stroke, and dangerous heart rhythms called arrhythmias.
Our team offers the guidance you need for LVNC, with leading research and deep experience providing care. We use comprehensive genetic evaluations and the latest diagnostic technology to personalize your treatment and care for family members who may also be at risk for LVNC.