Giant cell myocarditis depicted by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging

Jason R. Shonk, Jens Vogel-Claussen, Marc K. Halushka, João A.C. Lima, David A. Bluemke

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Giant cell myocarditis is a rare condition, the cardiac magnetic resonance imaging findings of which have not been previously described. The disease usually occurs in young previously healthy people and is typified by rapidly progressive cardiac dysfunction, often requiring cardiac transplantation. A case of giant cell myocarditis is presented, with associated pathologic and imaging findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)742-744
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2005


  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
  • Giant cell myocarditis
  • Heart failure
  • Myocarditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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