Signs and Symptoms of Left Ventricular Non-Compaction Cardiomyopathy

Left Ventricular Non-Compaction Cardiomyopathy (LVNC) is a relatively new form of cardiomyopathy still under investigation. The symptoms caused by this condition are not specific and are mainly determined by how much the heart function is affected. Since it is possible for the heart to appear non-compacted but function normally, these patients have no symptoms. Others may experience more serious heart dysfunction with symptoms similar to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or dilated cardiomyopathy.

Common LVNC symptoms may include:

  • Poor growth
  • Difficulty breathing (dyspnea)
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Swelling in face, hands, feet and legs (edema)
  • Irregular heart rhythms or palpitations (arrhythmia)








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