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

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

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.6515/acs.202103_37(2).20201012a
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.166-176
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


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.