Imaging in COVID-19-related myocardial injury

Riccardo Cau, Pier Paolo Bassareo, Lorenzo Mannelli, Jasjit S. Suri, Luca Saba

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS- CoV-2), previously named “2019 novel coronavirus” (2019-nCoV) is an emerging disease and a major public health issue. At the moment, little is known, except that its spread is on a steady upward trend. That is the reason why it was declared pandemic since March 11th, 2020. Respiratory symptoms dominate the clinical manifestations of the virus, but in a few patients also other organs are involved, such as their heart. This review article provides an overview of the existing literature regarding imaging of heart injury during COVID-19 acute infection and follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020


  • CMR
  • COVID-19
  • Heart injury
  • Imaging
  • Myocarditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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