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- Received March 1, 2006
- Revision received July 5, 2006
- Accepted July 5, 2006
- Published online November 21, 2006.
- Hadi N. Skouri, MD⁎,
- G. William Dec, MD, FACC†,
- Matthias G. Friedrich, MD, FESC‡ and
- Leslie T. Cooper, MD, FACC⁎,⁎ ()
- ↵⁎Reprint requests and correspondence:
Dr. Leslie T. Cooper, Jr., Mayo Clinic, 5 Gonda, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55905.
Increased recognition of the role of inflammation in acute and chronic dilated cardiomyopathy has revived an interest in noninvasive imaging for detection of myocarditis. Diagnostic strategies that are based on molecular imaging promise to further advance our understanding and improve diagnostic precision. This article reviews the strengths and limitations of common clinical tests used for the diagnosis of myocarditis, with a focus on the emerging role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging. Novel imaging modalities that are currently in preclinical development are discussed with recommendations for future clinical research.
- Received March 1, 2006.
- Revision received July 5, 2006.
- Accepted July 5, 2006.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation