Cardiac magnetic resonance in cocaine-induced myocardial damage
A 54-year-old male with history of cocaine abuse underwent trans-thoracic echocardiography that showed hyper-echogenicity of the basal segments of the septum and infero-lateral wall of the left ventricle. The patient underwent cardiac CT that reported diffuse non-obstructive CAD. Cardiac MR showed LGE patterns consistent with non-ischemic myocardial damage associated with cocaine abuse.
KeywordsCocaine abuse Myocardial fibrosis Echocardiography Cardiac computed tomography Cardiac magnetic resonance
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Movie 1. 4-Chamber Trans-Thoracic Echocardiography (AVI 1390 kb)
Movie 2. Short Axis Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (AVI 2148 kb)