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Medicina dello Sport 2012 December;65(4):571-7

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Non-compaction of the ventricular myocardium (NVM) in the asymptomatic adult pratictioner non-competitive physical activity

Fallavollita L. 1, 2, Biasini V. 2, Carrozza M. 2, Santillo E. 1, Marini L. 1, Postacchini D. 3, Balestrini F. 3

1 Unit of Cardiology, INRCA, Fermo, Italy;
2 Associazione Medico Sportiva Dilettantiscica di L’Aquila-FMSI;
3 Dipartimento Patologia Cerebro-Vascolare - INRCA -Fermo


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Non-compaction of the ventricular myocardium (NVM) is an uncommon congenital cardiopathy characterized by failure of the myocardial compaction during embryogenesis. During the past decade, several cases have been reported in literature. However, still today the NVM is a diagnostic challenge. We describe a case of NVM in the asymptomatc subject pratictioner non-competitive physical activity.

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