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Advancements in Cardiovascular Research

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Acute Viral Myocarditis: The Role of Speckle Tracking Echocardiography

Volume 1 - Issue 3

Mamotabo R Matshela*

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    • Mediclinic Heart Hospital, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

    *Corresponding author: Mamotabo R Matshela, Mediclinic Heart Hospital, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Received: August 28, 2018;   Published: September 05, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/ACR.2018.01.000114

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Although, an accurate initial diagnosis of acute myocarditis can be challenging to make, all patients with suspected acute myocarditis need a thorough diagnostic work-up and undergo a full imaging evaluation from the very outset to rule out other condition with a similar clinical picture. An acute myocarditis and acute myocardial infarction may musgarate each other, as a result a thorough evaluation is warranted to be certain of the diagnosis, and these patients should be managed in a high cardiac care setting. The diagnosis of an acute myocarditis is based on symptoms, elevated markers of myocardial necrosis, electrocardiographic and imaging modalities including echocardiographic changes. A broad range of diagnostic tools are warranted during the initial diagnostic work-up, however a full echocardiographic evaluation should form an integral imaging modality to rule out other cardiac and systemic disorders, to properly evaluate ventricular function and presence of pericardial collections; and to further guide management.

Keywords: Acute viral myocarditis; Speckle tracking echocardiography

Abbreviations: AVM: Acute Viral Myocarditis; LV: Left Ventricle; RV: Right Ventricle; STE: Speckle Tracking Echocardiography

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