Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy: Case-based Review on Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis, and Management

Boyangzi Li, Patrick A. Lento, Stephen Pan

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Inflammatory cardiomyopathy is a broad term encompassing any disease leading to myocardial inflammation with associated cardiac dysfunction. While endomyocardial biopsy remains the gold standard for diagnosis, noninvasive imaging techniques, such as cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography, have become powerful tools to facilitate the identification of underlying myocardial inflammation. This review presents a series of clinical cases with some common etiologies of inflammatory cardiomyopathy, including diagnosis and management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-237
Number of pages8
JournalCardiology in Review
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2021
Externally publishedYes


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  • eosinophilic myocarditis
  • giant cell myocarditis
  • inflammatory cardiomyopathy
  • lymphocytic myocarditis
  • myocarditis


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