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Progress of imaging studies of the patients with cardiac involvement in polymyositis/dermatomyositis
WANG Rong  LI Zhoule  WANG Yongle  WANG Haijun  XIE Ping 

Cite this article as: Wang R, Li ZL, Wang YL, et al. Progress of imaging studies of the patients with cardiac involvement in polymyositis/dermatomyositis[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(11): 141-144. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.11.028.

[Abstract] Polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM) are autoimmune diseases. Cardiac involvement has become the leading cause of death in patients with PM/DM. The onset of cardiac involvement is usually hidden. Early diagnosis is helpful to start effective treatment and improve prognosis. At present, the application value of conventional imaging for subclinical cardiac involvement is limited, and functional imaging has potential value. Multimodal functional imaging plays an important role in the early diagnosis and efficacy evaluation of cardiac involvement in PM/DM. This article reviews the application and research progress of multimodal imaging in the early diagnosis and quantitative assessment of cardiac damage in patients with PM/DM.
[Keywords] polymyositis;dermatomyositis;idiopathic inflammatory myopathy;heart;early diagnosis;efficacy evaluation;magnetic resonance imaging;cardiac magnetic resonance;single photon emission tomography

WANG Rong1, 2   LI Zhoule3   WANG Yongle1   WANG Haijun1*   XIE Ping2, 4*  

1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Gansu Provincial Hospital, Lanzhou 730000, China

2 The First Clinical Medical College of Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China

3 First Clinical Medical College of Gansu University of Chinese Medicine, Lanzhou 730000, China

4 Department of Cardiology, Gansu Provincial Hospital, Lanzhou 730000, China

Wang HJ, E-mail: Xie P, E-mail:

Conflicts of interest   None.

Received  2021-10-28
Accepted  2022-10-13
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.11.028
Cite this article as: Wang R, Li ZL, Wang YL, et al. Progress of imaging studies of the patients with cardiac involvement in polymyositis/dermatomyositis[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(11): 141-144.DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.11.028

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