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Biesbroek, P.S., Hirsch, A., Zweerink, A., et al. (2017) Additional Diagnostic Value of CMR to the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Position Statement Criteria in a Large Clinical Population of Patients with Suspected Myocarditis. European Heart Journal—Cardiovascular Imaging, jex308.

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  • TITLE: Cardiac MRI: Luxury or Necessity, beyond the Electrocardiogram and Biology in the Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome in Young Patients? About 2 Cases Reports in Sub-Saharan Environment

    AUTHORS: Simon Antoine Sarr, Kana Babaka, Fatou Aw, Malick Bodian, Joseph Mingou, Mouhamadou Bamba Ndiaye, Mor Beye, Amalia Owona, Babacar Mbengue, Adama Kane, Maboury Diao, Serigne Abdou Ba

    KEYWORDS: MRI, Myocardial Infarction, Myocarditis, Young Patient

    JOURNAL NAME: World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases, Vol.8 No.2, February 2, 2018

    ABSTRACT: Introduction: Precordial pain is a common reason for admission in cardiology, and has many causes. Acute myocarditis in its pseudo-infarctoid form is sometimes difficult to differentiate from myocardial infarction. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) helps to differentiate these two disease entities. We report the respective cases of two young patients, one presenting with myocarditis whilst the other with myocardial infarction. Case Report: We present the cases of two patients. The first who had a recent history of febrile syndrome is a 23-year-old who stopped smoking 3 months prior to presentation whilst the second is a 22-year-old professional footballer with a history of stress with no other cardiovascular risk factors. They were respectively admitted in our emergency department for a constrictive, intense chest pain. Physical examination was normal. The chest pain in both patients was associated with elevated cardiac markers, primary repolarisation abnormalities on ECG, wall motion abnormalities as well as left ventricular systolic dysfunction on transthoracic echocardiography. Coronary angiograms were normal in both patients. In the first patient, MRI concluded with an acute myocarditis with apical akinesia extending to the anterior wall, a T2 hypersignal indicative of myocardial edema, and uptake of a nodular heterogeneous contrast without affecting the sub-endocardial layers on the late enhancement sequences. In the second patient, MRI showed an appearance consistent with acute extensive infarction in the antero-apical region with severe hypokinesia and late quasi-transmural enhancement, impairment of the anterior papillary muscle of the mitral valve and a reduced left ventricular ejection fraction at 33%. In addition to analgesics, the first patient was treated with perindopril and bisoprolol, and the second patient received antithrombotic and anticoagulant treatment. There was clinical improvement in both patients. Conclusion: Cardiac MRI is a useful diagnostic tool for the precise diagnosis of precordial pain with elevated cardiac enzymes, especially in young patients.