Utility of cardiac MRI for diagnosis and post-treatment follow-up of lupus myocarditis

Farhood Saremi, Oganes Ashikyan, Rajeev Saggar, John Vu, Molly E. Nunez

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Clinical myocardial involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus is rare. Lupus myocarditis is usually not detected until significant decrease in myocardial function becomes clinically evident. This case report describes MR imaging of lupus myocarditis that was used for diagnosis and follow up in a patient who declined cardiac biopsy. We also review the literature related to myocardial imaging by MRI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-352
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007



  • Lupus
  • Lupus myocarditis
  • MRI
  • Myocarditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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