Does Employing a Flowchart Improve the Diagnostic Performance of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Left Ventricular Noncompaction?


ALİS D. C. , Bagcilar O., Asmakutlu O., Topel C., BAĞCILAR Y. D. , Sahin A., ...More

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA SINICA, vol.37, no.2, pp.166-176, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.6515/acs.202103_37(2).20201012a
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CARDIOLOGICA SINICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.166-176

Abstract

Background: To test the hypothesis that making a diagnosis of left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) using a noncompacted-to-compacted (NC/C) myocardium ratio > 2.3 would yield significant errors, and also to test a diagnostic flowchart in patients who undergo CMRI and have clinical and echocardiographic findings suggesting LVNC could improve the diagnosis of LVNC.