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Acute Myocarditis and ST-Segment Elevation.

Shahid, Muhammad and Hoey, Edward T D and Basavarajaiah, Sandeep (2016) Acute Myocarditis and ST-Segment Elevation. The American journal of cardiology, 118 (10). pp. 1605-1608. ISSN 1879-1913. This article is available to all HEFT staff and students via ASK HEFT Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c using their HEFT Athens Login.

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Abstract

We report a case of focal myocarditis in a young boy mimicking acute ST-segment elevation MI. He presented with chest pain and the EKG changes were consistent with infero-laeral ST-segment elevation MI. Coronary angiogram revealed smooth arteries with no obstruction. Troponin was significantly elevated and the echocardiogram exhibited mildly impaired LV function with hypokinetic inferior and lateral walls. Subsequently performed cardiac magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the diagnosis of myocarditis by exhibiting classic features of delayed gadolinium enhancement in the epi and mid-myocardial regions of the lateral wall sparing the sub-endocardial region. This case exhibits the use of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosis in such scenarios as often if the angiogram is normal other differential diagnosis are often speculated without actual evidence.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all HEFT staff and students via ASK HEFT Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c using their HEFT Athens Login.
Subjects: WG Cardiovascular system. Cardiology
Divisions: Clinical Support > Radiology
Emergency Services > Cardiology
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Depositing User: Miss Adele Creak
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2017 13:17
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 13:17
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/1259

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