Myocarditis is an inflammatory disease of myocardium with a wide range of clinical presentations. Myocarditis may mimic acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and adequate differential diagnosis is not possible by conventional tests. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) has emerged as a leading imaging modality in the diagnosis of myocarditis in such patients. Here, we report three cases of myocarditis mimicking ACS with normal coronary arteries. CMR was used for confirming the diagnosis of myocarditis in all three patients presented here.
JCPSP: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan
(2018). Myocarditis mimicking acute coronary syndrome - the role of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis. JCPSP: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan, 68(3), 477-479.
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