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Volume 33, Issue 1, March 2022



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Mediterr J Rheumatol 2021;32(4):363-6
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Detects Myocardial Inflammation in Giant Cell Arteritis
Authors Information

1. Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece

2. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

3. Private practice, Volos, Greece

Abstract

We describe a patient with GCA and cardiac involvement, presented as myocardial inflammation with reduced biventricular ejection fraction and diagnosed using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). She was treated successfully with sacubitril/valsartan in parallel with anti-rheumatic medication and the post-treatment CMR showed improvement of biventricular function and disappearance of myocardial inflammation.


Article Submitted: 3 Feb 2021; Revised Form: 7 Jul 2021; Article Accepted: 25 Jul 2021; Available Online: 27 Dec 2021

https://doi.org/10.31138/mjr.32.4.363

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©Mavrogeni SI, Koutroumpas A.