Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Case Report| Volume 33, ISSUE 2, P293.e3-293.e5, February 2017

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Role of 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose/Positron Emission Tomography Imaging to Demonstrate Resolution of Acute Myocarditis

Published:August 21, 2016DOI:


      A young woman experienced complete heart block, leading to Torsades de pointes. Cardiac 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose/positron emission tomography was used to confirm the resolution of her acute myocarditis and was critical to the decision-making process that prevented unnecessary pacemaker insertion.


      Une jeune femme a subi un bloc cardiaque complet qui a entraîné des torsades de pointes. L’imagerie cardiaque par tomographie par émission de positons au [18F]-fluorodésoxyglucose qui a été utilisée pour confirmer la résolution de sa myocardite aiguë était essentielle au processus de décision en vue d’éviter l’insertion inutile d’un stimulateur cardiaque.
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