Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in the COVID-19 Outbreak: Essential or Subsidiary? Ressonância Magnética Cardíaca no Surto de COVID-19: Essencial ou Acessória?

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Tiago Teixeira
Fernando Pinto - Corresponding Author

Fernando Pinto [fernando.pinto@jmellosaude.pt]
Rua António José Oliveira Júnior, nº 137, 3700-203 São João Madeira, Portugal

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic, originated by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, generated high morbidity and mortality. Cardiovascular diseases affect its prognosis, with more and more evidence of myocardial affection by the virus, despite the pathophysiology of it is still unknown. Cardiac magnetic resonance, with its ability to assess tissue characteristics, may, when used in the correct context, provide important information for retrospective diagnosis, essential for the orientation of future serious cases of COVID-19.

Keywords: COVID-19; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Myocarditis/diagnostic imaging

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Teixeira T, Pinto F. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in the COVID-19 Outbreak: Essential or Subsidiary? Ressonância Magnética Cardíaca no Surto de COVID-19: Essencial ou Acessória?. Gaz Med [Internet]. 2020 Jun. 29 [cited 2022 Aug. 13];7(2). Available from: https://www.gazetamedica.pt/index.php/gazeta/article/view/325
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