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  • n. A disorder in which the heart muscle fails to undergo the usual compaction and remains spongy rather than solid, leading to cardiomyopathy.


non- +‎ compaction (Wiktionary)


  • Long Island University's Julian Boyd dribbles against Norfolk State on Nov. 12 in his first game back since discovering he had a heart condition known as noncompaction cardiomyopathy.

    NY Daily News

  • The heart with noncompaction can be dilated with decreased pumping function as in dilated cardiomyopathy (see above) or can have normal pumping function.


  • This is the most variable form of cardiomyopathy in that when diagnosed at a young age, children may be ill from having a poorly functioning heart, while noncompaction cardiomyopathy can also be found in older children and adults who have not developed any symptoms of abnormal heart function.


  • Boyd wound up at the hospital with what doctors eventually diagnosed as noncompaction cardiomyopathy, a heart condition that jeopardized the player's career.

    A Long Way for LIU

  • Following a battery of tests - "there were so many I lost count," Boyd said - the diagnosis was noncompaction cardiomyopathy.

    NY Daily News

  • The importance of genetic counseling, DNA diagnostics, and cardiologic family screening in left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy.

    Clinical Data, Inc. Launches FAMILION® Genetic Tests for Left Ventricular Noncompaction and Long QT Syndrome Large Deletion/Duplication Mutations - Yahoo! Finance


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