Rheumatology International

, 29:445

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

  • Kapil M. Bhagirath
  • Kristjan Paulson
  • Roien Ahmadie
  • Raveen S. Bhalla
  • David Robinson
  • Davinder S. Jassal
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00296-008-0700-y

Cite this article as:
Bhagirath, K.M., Paulson, K., Ahmadie, R. et al. Rheumatol Int (2009) 29: 445. doi:10.1007/s00296-008-0700-y

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 

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© Springer-Verlag 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kapil M. Bhagirath
    • 1
  • Kristjan Paulson
    • 2
  • Roien Ahmadie
    • 3
  • Raveen S. Bhalla
    • 3
  • David Robinson
    • 4
  • Davinder S. Jassal
    • 1
    • 3
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Section of Cardiology, Department of Cardiac SciencesUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada
  3. 3.Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St Boniface General HospitalUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada
  4. 4.Section of Rheumatology, Department of MedicineUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada
  5. 5.Department of Radiology, St Boniface General HospitalUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada
  6. 6.Department of Cardiology, Radiology and Physiology, F.W. DuVal Clinical Research Professorship, Bergen Cardiac Care Center, Cardiology Division, Rm Y3010, Department of Cardiac SciencesSt Boniface General HospitalWinnipegCanada

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