Delayed enhancement cardiac MR imaging in noncompaction of left ventricular myocardium.


Journal Article

A 49-year-old female with a history of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, presented with worsening dyspnea on minimal exertion. During the follow-up period, transthoracic echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) were consistent with the diagnosis of noncompaction of the left ventricle. Delayed-enhancement CMR demonstrated hyperenhancement of the prominent trabeculations located at the mid and apical portions of the left ventricle, suggesting areas of fibrosis. Although previous cases of left ventricular noncompaction diagnosed with CMR have been described in the literature, this is the first case to describe the utility of delayed-enhancement imaging in the pathohistological confirmation of myocardial fibrosis and scarring in the hypertrabeculated myocardium.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jassal, DS; Nomura, CH; Neilan, TG; Holmvang, G; Fatima, U; Januzzi, J; Brady, TJ; Cury, RC

Published Date

  • 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 489 - 491

PubMed ID

  • 16755837

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16755837

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1097-6647

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/10976640600599502


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England