Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Case Report| Volume 37, ISSUE 11, P1861-1863, November 2021

Cardiac Lipomatosis: A Rare Form of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy

Published:November 26, 2020DOI:


      A 30-year-old female patient was referred to our centre due to an abnormal electrocardiography showing left ventricular hypertrophy. The physical examination was normal, and the patient was asymptomatic. Echocardiography was performed, revealing an atypical pattern of left ventricular hypertrophy with heterogeneous echogenicity of the left ventricular walls. A cardiac magnetic resonance examination revealed marked thickening of the interventricular septum and left and right ventricular walls. The signal intensity of the thickened ventricular walls was increased and was similar to that of subcutaneous fat. Follow-up echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance showed no progression of left ventricular hypertrophy.


      Une patiente de 30 ans a été dirigée vers notre centre en raison d'un électrocardiogramme anormal montrant une hypertrophie du ventricule gauche. L'examen physique était normal, et la patiente était asymptomatique. Une échocardiographie a été effectuée, révélant une forme atypique d'hypertrophie ventriculaire gauche avec une échogénicité hétérogène des parois ventriculaires gauches. Un examen par résonance magnétique cardiaque a révélé un épaississement marqué du septum interventriculaire et des parois ventriculaires gauche et droite. L'intensité du signal des parois ventriculaires épaissies était augmentée et était similaire à celle du tissu adipeux sous-cutané. L'échocardiographie de suivi et la résonance magnétique cardiaque n'ont montré aucune progression de l'hypertrophie ventriculaire gauche.
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