Acute eosinophilic endomyocarditis: early diagnosis and localisation of the lesion by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging

Jen Li Looi; Ruygrok, Peter; Royle, Gordon; Raos, Zoe; Hood, Chris; Kerr, Andrew J.
February 2010
International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging;Feb2010 Supplement 1, Vol. 26, p151
Academic Journal
Cardiac involvement is the main cause of morbidity and mortality in hypereosinophilic syndrome. In a patient with hypereosinophilia and a normal echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) helped confirm early cardiac involvement by demonstrating a typical pattern of left ventricular subendocardial and papillary muscle involvement. The use of CMR facilitated prompt institution of aggressive therapy and was useful in monitoring response to treatment.


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