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2022 Mar 05

J Clin Med



Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Detects Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy in Symptomatic Patients with Inflammatory Joint Diseases and a Normal Routine Workup.


Markousis-Mavrogenis G, Bonou M, Vartela V, Kolovou G, Venetsanopoulou A, Markatseli T, Skalkou A, Tziortzioti Z, Voulgari P, Mavrogeni SI
J Clin Med. 2022 Mar 05; 11(5).
PMID: 35268519.


Patients with inflammatory joint diseases (IJD) are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease compared with the general population. We hypothesized that cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) could identify cardiac abnormalities in patients with IJD and atypical symptoms unexplained by routine clinical evaluation.