Utility of cardiac magnetic resonance in recurrent myocarditis

Abdullah M. Alotaibi, Ahmed Aljizeeri, Mouaz Al-mallah, Ahmed Alsaileek

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Abstract

We report a 26-year-old man who presented to the emergency department four times within a 4-year period with recurrent myocarditis. His presentations were characterized by chest pain, elevated troponin I, and normal coronary angiography. Endomyocardial biopsy showed nonspecific inflammatory process. Laboratory workup including viral screening and autoimmune markers were negative. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging showed evidence of recurrent myocarditis with progressive appearance of new areas of myocardial delayed enhancement seen in each admission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)214-218
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Saudi Heart Association
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Myocardial delayed enhancement
  • Myocarditis
  • Recurrent myocarditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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