Myocarditis is largely underdiagnosed due to subclinical symptoms and non-Availability of diagnostic techniques necessitating high index of suspicion and early disease identification. This study aimed to assess the clinical presentation, cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging findings and prognosis of these patients. After reviewing the CMR data of Aga Khan University Hospital from January 2011 to December 2019, a total of 24 patients were included in the study with the confirmed diagnosis of myocarditis on CMR. Mean age was 33.4±15 years with the majority (58%) being male. Dyspnoea was the commonest symptom seen in 15(62%) cases followed by chest pain in 13 (54%). On echocardiogram, 15 (62.5%) cases showed LV dysfunction. Common CMR findings were late gadolinium enhancement in 18 (75%) and bright T2 signals in 11 (45%) patients. With a mean follow-up of 3.6±2 years, one patient died of non-cardiac cause. Nine out of 14 patients (for whom repeat echocardiogram was done) had resolution of LV dysfunction suggesting favourable prognosis.
- Cardiac MRI (CMR)
- Late Gadolinium enhancement (LGE)
- Myocardial Oedema (ME).