Improved myocardial strain measured by strain-encoded magnetic resonance imaging in a patient with cardiacsarcoidosis

Shintaro Nakano, Fumiko Kimura, Nael Osman, Keiki Sugi, Jun Tanno, Yoshitaka Uchida, Ayako Shiono, Takaaki Senbonmatsu, Shigeyuki Nishimura

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Abstract

A woman aged 64 years with cardiac sarcoidosis responded favourably to corticosteroid therapy in terms of recovered longitudinal myocardial strain, as evaluated by strain-encoded magnetic resonance imaging (SENC-MRI). In contrast, circumferential myocardial strain and late gadolinium enhancement demonstrated minimal improvement, suggesting relatively advanced pathology of the myocardial middle layer. We propose SENC-MRI as a marker of disease at an early stage of cardiac sarcoidosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1531.e9-1531.e11
JournalCanadian Journal of Cardiology
Volume29
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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