Multiparametric cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in acute myocarditis: a comparison of different measurement approaches

Myocardial T1 and T2 mapping are reliable diagnostic markers for the detection and follow up of acute myocarditis. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic performance of current mapping measurement...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research

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Authors: Benameur N, Arous Y, Ben Abdallah N, Kraiem T Abstract BACKGROUND: Echocardiography and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMRI) are two noninvasive techniques for the evaluation of cardiac function for patients with coronary artery diseases. Although echocardiography is the commonly used technique in clinical practice for the assessment of cardiac function, the measurement of LV volumes and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) by the use of this technique is still influenced by several factors inherent to the protocol acquisition, which may affect the accuracy of echocardiography in the measurement ...
Source: Current Medical Imaging Reviews - Category: Radiology Tags: Curr Med Imaging Rev Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This article reviews the current literature regarding etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management of acute myocarditis in children. PMID: 32013855 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Recent Patents on Inflammation and Allergy Drug Discovery - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov Source Type: research
Conclusions: In summary, we report on a case of transient global ventricular wall thickening secondary to acute myocarditis, which rarely has been described previously. Our study demonstrates that transient ventricular wall thickening related to myocardial interstitial edema also can involve the right ventricular wall, a fact that is important in diagnosis and differential diagnosis. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance currently is considered the most comprehensive and accurate diagnostic tool in patients with suspected myocarditis.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
AbstractThere is an unmet need for accurate and practical screening to detect myocarditis. We sought to test the hypothesis that the extent of acute myocarditis, measured by late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), can be estimated based on routine blood markers. A total of 44 patients were diagnosed with acute myocarditis and included in this study. There was strong correlation between myoglobin and LGE (rs = 0.73 [95% CI 0.51; 0.87],p 
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: PN injury can occur as one of the complications following epicardial VT ablation procedures, and may prevent successful ablation of these arrhythmias. PN displacement by using large balloon catheters into the epicardial space seems to be feasible and reproducible, avoid procedure-related morbidity, and improve ablation success when performed in selected centers and by experienced operators. PMID: 31984128 [PubMed]
Source: World Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: World J Cardiol Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Oncologica - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Acta Oncol Source Type: research
AbstractPremature ventricular complexes (PVCs) are common arrhythmias in the clinical setting. PVCs in the structurally normal heart are usually benign, but in the presence of structural heart disease (SHD), they may indicate increased risk of sudden death. High PVC burden may induce cardiomyopathy and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction or worsen underlying cardiomyopathy. Sometimes PVCs may be a marker of underlying pathophysiologic process such as myocarditis. Identification of PVC burden is important, since cardiomyopathy and LV dysfunction can reverse after catheter ablation or pharmacological suppression. This state-of...
Source: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: NT-proBNP may be a sensitive but nonspecific biomarker for assessing CA. However, CMR is the only imaging modality that can assess the pathophysiologic background of cardiac hypertrophy and the severity of CA, irrespective of NT-proBNP level. PMID: 31796976 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
Rationale: Although implantation of Amplatzer membranous ventricular septal defect occluder (AVSDO) is an alternation to surgical treatment, the interventional therapy is disapproved by FDA due to high incidence of complete atrioventricular block (cAVB) post closure during early and middle term follow-up. However, long-term outcomes of the accumulating numbers of patients who had received AVSDO in the past decades, still remain an issue of concern and late occurrence of potentially catastrophic heart block long after hospital discharge is especially worrying, but rarely documented. We firstly reported a pediatric case wi...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
We report the case of a 40-year-old veterinary surgeon who was admitted for spiking fevers, arthralgia, and a complete atrioventricular block. Tests revealed an inflammatory syndrome, hepatic cytolysis, neutrophilic leukocytosis, and increased troponin levels. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging showed a small myocarditis but no tissue abnormality on the conduction pathways. In the absence of evidence-based infection and favorable evolution under broad spectrum antibiotherapy, an adult-onset Still’s disease was suspected and corticosteroid therapy administered. Evolution was then impressively favorable, with a persist...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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