Guidance on CMR Findings of Myocarditis in Recovered COVID-19 Patients

The ACC is closely following the recent preliminary reports about CMR findings of myocarditis in recovered COVID-19 patients and implores the research community to provide better insight into this with rigorous, well-designed clinical studies. These reports further underscore how important it is for all patients, and particularly those with cardiac disease, to take every measure to prevent COVID-19 infection, including consistent handwashing, mask wearing, and social distancing. For patients who have recovered from COVID-19, the College encourages vigilance for any unusual symptoms (e.g., shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain) and to seek care for further evaluation. Visit the ACC's COVID-19 Hub for additional clinical guidance, expert perspectives, journal scans, and clinician and patient resources on this and other topics.

Clinical Topics: Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies, Noninvasive Imaging, Nuclear Imaging

Keywords: Myocarditis, Hand Disinfection, COVID-19, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, Heart Diseases, Chest Pain, Radionuclide Imaging, Fatigue, Dyspnea

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