Left ventricular non-compaction in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis

  • Toufan M
  • Pourafkari L
  • Nader N
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A 58 years old male with a long-standing history of HLA-B27 positive ankylosing spondylitis presented with increasing fatigue and dyspnea on exertion. He had left ventricular dysfunction and enlargement, flail right coronary leaflet of aortic valve with severe eccentric aortic insufficiency along with left ventricular non-compaction in echocardiography. The most common cardiac manifestations of ankylosing spondylitis are aortic insufficiency and conduction disturbances. Involvement of myocardium, in the form of dilated cardiomyopathy and restrictive cardiomyopathy, has also been reported. This case presents a very rare association of ankylosing spondylitis with non-compaction cardiomyopathy. Copyright ©2016 The Author(s).




Toufan, M., Pourafkari, L., & Nader, N. D. (2016). Left ventricular non-compaction in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis. Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research, 8(4), 188–189. https://doi.org/10.15171/jcvtr.2016.37

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