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      Myocarditis Masquerading as Ischemic Heart Disease: The Diagnostic Utility of Antimγosin Imaging

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          The diagnosis of myocarditis presents a diagnostic challenge due to its varied clinical presentation. In addition, criteria for myocarditis are varied. At present, the confirmation of myocarditis depends on an endomyocardial biopsy demonstrating myocardial inflammation and necrosis. Unfortunately, this invasive procedure is associated with some degree of risk and has significant limitations. This report discusses the case presentations of two patients with chest pain, electrocardiographic changes and elevated creatine kinase levels suggestive of myocardial infarction, who were subsequently found to have findings compatible with myocarditis based on indium-111 antimyosin antibody scanning. This noninvasive test therefore appears to have value in the differentiation of myocardial ischemia from myocarditis.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1993
          1993
          14 November 2008
          : 82
          : 6
          : 415-422
          Affiliations
          Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Ill., USA
          Article
          175896 Cardiology 1993;82:415–422
          10.1159/000175896
          8402765
          © 1993 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 8
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