Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Myocarditis: A JACC White Paper

Matthias G. Friedrich, Udo Sechtem, Jeanette Schulz-Menger, Godtfred Holmvang, Pauline Alakija, Leslie T. Cooper, James A. White, Hassan Abdel-Aty, Matthias Gutberlet, Sanjay Prasad, Anthony Aletras, Jean Pierre Laissy, Ian Paterson, Neil G. Filipchuk, Andreas Kumar, Matthias Pauschinger, Peter Liu

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Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has become the primary tool for noninvasive assessment of myocardial inflammation in patients with suspected myocarditis. The International Consensus Group on CMR Diagnosis of Myocarditis was founded in 2006 to achieve consensus among CMR experts and develop recommendations on the current state-of-the-art use of CMR for myocarditis. The recommendations include indications for CMR in patients with suspected myocarditis, CMR protocol standards, terminology for reporting CMR findings, and diagnostic CMR criteria for myocarditis (i.e., "Lake Louise Criteria").

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1475-1487
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Issue number17
StatePublished - Apr 28 2009


  • cardiovascular magnetic resonance
  • consensus
  • myocarditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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