Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is useful for the diagnosis of left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC). However, there are limited data regarding its prognostic value. The goal of this study was to evaluate the prognostic relevance of CMR findings in patients with LVNC.
In patients with LVNC evaluated by using CMR, the degree of LV trabeculation seems to have no prognostic impact over and above LV dilation, LV systolic dysfunction, and presence of LGE.
- Andreini D, Pontone G, Bogaert J, Roghi A, Barison A, Schwitter J, Mushtaq S, Vovas G, Sormani P, Aquaro GD, Monney P, Segurini C, Guglielmo M, Conte E, Fusini L, Dello Russo A, Lombardi M, Gripari P, Baggiano A, Fiorentini C, Lombardi F, Bartorelli AL, Pepi M, Masci PG. Long-Term Prognostic Value of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Left Ventricle Noncompaction: A Prospective Multicenter Study. J Am Coll Cardiol 2016;68(20):2166-2181. Go to PubMed