The effect of myocardial fibrosis on left ventricular torsion and twist in patients with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy

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Karaahmet T., Gurel E., Tigen K., Guler A., Dundar C., Fotbolcu H., ...More

CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL, vol.20, no.3, pp.276-286, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/cj.2013.0073
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.276-286
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Left ventricular (LV) rotation, twist, and torsion are important aspects of the cardiac performance. Myocardial fibrosis can be identified as the late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) in cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). In this study, we investigated the association between myocardial fibrosis and LV rotational parameters in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NDC).