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The usefulness of echocardiography in the diagnosis of myocarditis in a young male after sudden cardiac arrest
  • Wioletta Sacharczuk,
  • Rafał Dankowski,
  • Andrzej Szyszka
Wioletta Sacharczuk
Poznan University of Medical Sciences
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Rafał Dankowski
Poznan University of Medical Sciences
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Andrzej Szyszka
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Abstract

The diagnosis of acute myocarditis (AM) remains challenging because of its diverse clinical manifestations. Thus, a wide range of diagnostic tests may be warranted. Although cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is the preferred imaging technique, it may not be applicable in the acute AM phase. Our case report highlights the usefulness and diagnostic accuracy of echocardiographic examination. In the first 2-dimensional echocardiography, the focal echobright was presented. A reduced value of global longitudinal strain, and regional disturbances of segmental myocardial strain, both longitudinal and circumferential, in the epicardial layer, were detected with a good correlation with CMR results.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

20 Jan 2021Submitted to Echocardiography
20 Jan 2021Submission Checks Completed
20 Jan 2021Assigned to Editor
21 Jan 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
28 Jan 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
02 Feb 20211st Revision Received
06 Feb 2021Submission Checks Completed
06 Feb 2021Assigned to Editor
08 Feb 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
19 Feb 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
20 Feb 2021Editorial Decision: Accept