UCL logo

UCL Discovery

UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

The importance of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of myocarditis - A case report

Almeida, AR; Lopes, LR; Duarte, S; Miranda, R; Almeida, S; Cotrim, C; Catarino, C; (2010) The importance of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of myocarditis - A case report. Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia , 29 (7-8) pp. 1261-1268.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

The authors describe the case of a 16-year-old male, who went to the emergency department with a clinical setting characterized by chest pain, electrocardiographic pattern of inferoposterior acute myocardial infarction and elevated markers of myocardial necrosis. Cardiac catheterization revealed no significant coronary lesions and the transthoracic echocardiogram showed no segmental abnormalities. Myocarditis was suspected, and this diagnosis was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. This case demonstrates the difficulty of establishing a definitive diagnosis of myocarditis and the increasing importance of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in this area.

Type: Article
Title: The importance of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of myocarditis - A case report
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10034348
Downloads since deposit
0Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item