How to approach the great mimic? Improving techniques for the diagnosis of myocarditis.

@article{Mavrogeni2016HowTA,
  title={How to approach the great mimic? Improving techniques for the diagnosis of myocarditis.},
  author={Sophie I Mavrogeni and George Markousis-Mavrogenis and Genovefa D. Kolovou},
  journal={Expert review of cardiovascular therapy},
  year={2016},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={
          105-15
        }
}
Myocarditis is characterized by inflammation of the myocardium, assessed by histological, immunological and immunohistochemical criteria, due to exogenous or endogenous causes. Abnormal QRS, increased troponin T and left ventricular regional or global dysfunction may be detected. Strain Doppler echocardiography can detect longitudinal segmental dysfunction of the myocardium, due to edema, which is in agreement with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Nuclear imaging shows a good sensitivity… CONTINUE READING
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