Noncompaction cardiomyopathy: The role of advanced multimodality imaging techniques in diagnosis and assessment

Lakshmi H. Chebrolu, Anjlee M. Mehta, Navin C. Nanda

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Abstract

Noncompaction cardiomyopathy (NCCM) is a unique cardiomyopathy with a diverse array of genotypic and phenotypic manifestations. Its hallmark morphology consists of a bilayered myocardium with a compact epicardial layer and prominent trabeculations that comprise the noncompacted endocardial layer. The controversial diagnostic criteria for NCCM have been frequently discussed in the literature. This review touches on those diagnostic criteria, delves further into the evolving use of advanced imaging techniques within the major imaging modalities (echocardiography, computed tomography, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging), and proposes an alternative algorithm incorporating these techniques for aiding with the diagnosis of NCCM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-289
Number of pages11
JournalEchocardiography
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

Keywords

  • cardiac magnetic resonance
  • computed tomography
  • echocardiography
  • left ventricular noncompaction
  • noncompaction
  • three-dimensional echocardiography
  • two-dimensional echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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