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Left Ventricular Noncompaction (LVNC)
Left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) can share the same presentation as DCM including asymptomatic disease, progressive deterioration of cardiac function, arrhythmias, thromoboembolic events, and sudden cardiac death. The diagnosis of LVNC is primarily determined by echocardiogram, which may reveal left ventricle dilation with trabeculations (sponge-like appearances) and deep recesses into the ventricular wall. LVNC is a rare condition, which affects less than 0.3% of the population. It is thought that 20-25% of cases of LVNC have a genetic basis