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MR delayed enhancement imaging findings in suspected acute myocarditis.

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to prospectively assess the clinical impact of routinely performed delayed enhancement imaging in suspected acute myocarditis. A two-centre prospective study was performed in patients with suspected acute myocarditis. The protocol included horizontal long axis, vertical long axis and short axis ciné MR and delayed enhancement imaging after Gd-DTPA infusion (0.2 mmol/kg). Sixty consecutive patients were enrolled (aged 49.4 +/- 17.8 years). MRI demonstrated delayed enhancement sparing the subendocardicardial layer in 51.6% of patients, concordant with the diagnosis of acute myocarditis; 16.7% of patients exhibited delayed enhancement involving the subendocardial layer with irregular margins, concordant with the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction; 31.7% of patients had delayed enhancement imaging that was considered normal. Routine imaging to identify delayed enhancement provided crucial information in suspected acute myocarditis by reinforcing the diagnosis in 51.6% of patients and correcting a misdiagnosed acute myocardial infarction in 16.7% of patients.

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inserm-00472479 , version 1 (12-04-2010)

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Gérald Gahide, David Bertrand, François Roubille, Christophe Tron, S. Skaik, et al.. MR delayed enhancement imaging findings in suspected acute myocarditis.. European Radiology, 2010, 20 (1), pp.65-72. ⟨10.1007/s00330-009-1519-y⟩. ⟨inserm-00472479⟩
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