Cardiac magnetic resonance in cocaine-induced myocardial damage

  • Teresa Arcadi
  • Massimo Bolognesi
  • Erica Maffei
  • Filippo CademartiriEmail author
Images in Cardiology


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.


Cocaine abuse Myocardial fibrosis Echocardiography Cardiac computed tomography Cardiac magnetic resonance 


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Supplementary material

Movie 1. 4-Chamber Trans-Thoracic Echocardiography (AVI 1390 kb)

Movie 2. Short Axis Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (AVI 2148 kb)

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Teresa Arcadi
    • 1
  • Massimo Bolognesi
    • 2
  • Erica Maffei
    • 3
  • Filippo Cademartiri
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.SDN Foundation, IRCCSNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Sports Cardiology Medicine CentreCesenaItaly
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyGiovanni XXIII ClinicMonastier di TrevisoItaly
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyErasmus Medical CenterRotterdamThe Netherlands

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