Case Report

Rheumatology International

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 445-449

Clinical utility of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in Churg–Strauss syndrome: case report and review of the literature

  • Kapil M. BhagirathAffiliated withSection of Cardiology, Department of Cardiac Sciences, University of Manitoba
  • , Kristjan PaulsonAffiliated withDepartment of Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba
  • , Roien AhmadieAffiliated withInstitute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St Boniface General Hospital, University of Manitoba
  • , Raveen S. BhallaAffiliated withInstitute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St Boniface General Hospital, University of Manitoba
  • , David RobinsonAffiliated withSection of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Manitoba
  • , Davinder S. JassalAffiliated withSection of Cardiology, Department of Cardiac Sciences, University of ManitobaInstitute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St Boniface General Hospital, University of ManitobaDepartment of Radiology, St Boniface General Hospital, University of ManitobaDepartment of Cardiology, Radiology and Physiology, F.W. DuVal Clinical Research Professorship, Bergen Cardiac Care Center, Cardiology Division, Rm Y3010, Department of Cardiac Sciences, St Boniface General Hospital Email author 

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Abstract

We describe a case of an individual with Churg–Strauss syndrome who presented with a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) secondary to left ventricular intracavitary thrombi. Noninvasive cardiovascular imaging using transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) was used to identify the cardioembolic source of CVA. The clinical utility of CMR in the management of patients with Churg–Strauss syndrome is reviewed.

Keywords

Cardiac magnetic resonance Churg–Strauss