November 4th, 2009

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: New Methods Found Useful for Diagnosing Myocarditis

By Kelley Luckstein

Myocarditis is an important, and often unrecognized cause of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Several new diagnostic methods, such as cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), are useful for diagnosing myocarditis, according to a study published in the November 2009 issue of Mayo Clinic proceedings…

 

"The use of MRI is particularly significant in the diagnosis of patients with myocarditis because it is a standard, noninvasive method," says Leslie Cooper Jr., M.D., Mayo Clinic Division of Cardiovascular Diseases.

 

Reuters, 11/3/09

Tags: Cardiology, dilated cardiomyopathy, myocarditis

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