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Hypertrabeculated left ventricle in mitochondriopathy
  1. J Finsterera,
  2. C Stöllbergerb
  1. aLudwig Boltzmann Institute for Research in Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Disorders, Vienna, Austria, bMedical Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria
  1. Dr J Finsterer, Postfach 348, 1180 Wien, Austria.

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Abnormal left ventricular trabeculations can be a cardiac manifestation of Becker’s muscular dystrophy.1 Abnormal left ventricular trabeculations in mitochondrial myopathy have not been reported before.

A 68 year old man with a history of chronic congestive heart failure and hypertension, had recurrent raised creatine kinase (CK) concentrations (up to 150 U/l; normal 70 U/l) with normal CKMB isoenzyme. Pulmonary rales were heard on clinical cardiological examination. ECG showed sinus rhythm, negative T waves, missing R progression, and signs of left ventricular hypertrophy. Echocardiography showed left ventricular dilatation with severely reduced left ventricular function and abnormal …

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