Contrast media-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging visualizes myocardial changes in the course of viral myocarditis.

@article{Friedrich1998ContrastMM,
  title={Contrast media-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging visualizes myocardial changes in the course of viral myocarditis.},
  author={Matthias G Friedrich and Oliver Strohm and Jeanette Schulz-Menger and Heinz Marciniak and Friedrich C. Luft and Rainer Dietz},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1998},
  volume={97 18},
  pages={1802-9}
}
BACKGROUND The course of tissue changes in acute myocarditis in humans is not well understood. Diagnostic tools currently available are unsatisfactory. We tested the hypothesis that inflammation is reflected by signal changes in contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS AND RESULTS We assessed 44 consecutive patients with symptoms of acute myocarditis. Nineteen patients met the inclusion criteria revealing ECG changes, reduced myocardial function, elevated creatine kinase… CONTINUE READING
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