Acute myocarditis: noninvasive evaluation with cardiac MRI and transthoracic echocardiography.

@article{Goitein2009AcuteMN,
  title={Acute myocarditis: noninvasive evaluation with cardiac MRI and transthoracic echocardiography.},
  author={Orly Goitein and Shlomi Matetzky and Roy Beinart and Elio Di Segni and Hanoch Hod and Ariel G Bentancur and Eli Konen},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2009},
  volume={192 1},
  pages={254-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The diagnosis of acute myocarditis is challenging. Nonspecific clinical presentation and an overlap with the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction present a diagnostic dilemma. The purpose of this article is to describe the role of cardiac MRI and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in the diagnosis of acute myocarditis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-two sequential patients (all male; average age, 33 years) with clinically suspected myocarditis were included. All patients… CONTINUE READING