Takotsubo syndrome (TS) is a transient and often misdiagnosed form of left ventricular dysfunction. Acute myocarditis (AM) is usually included in TS differential diagnosis. The aim of this study is to assess the role of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging coupled with tissue-tracking technique (CMR-TT) and parametric mappings analysis in discriminating between TS and AM.
Cau R, Bassareo P, Deidda M, Caredda G, Suri JS, Pontone G, Saba L. Could CMR Tissue-Tracking and Parametric Mapping Distinguish Between Takotsubo Syndrome and Acute Myocarditis? A Pilot Study. Acad Radiol 2021 Jan 21;S1076-6332(21)00015-5. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2021.01.009.