[JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging] Recovered COVID-19 Patients Show Ongoing Subclinical Myocarditis as Revealed by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging

JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, 21 August 2020

  • We present a case series of 16 recovered COVID-19 patients who underwent CMR to assess for evidence of myocardial involvement or ongoing myocarditis.
  • Although 69% (11/16) of recovered COVID-19 patients were asymptomatic, a majority (56%, 9/16) showed abnormal CMR findings (high T1 and/or T2, +/- non-ischemic LGE), 67% (6/9) of whom had accompanying blood biomarkers of ongoing inflammation, even if asymptomatic (3/6)

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