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We summarise the recent advances in non-invasive imaging, and bridge the novel insights into pathophysiology with future posibilities in diagnosis and manangement of SID patients. We propose an interdisciplinary framework to screening of cardiac involvement in SID using an indepth phenotyping of evolution of cardiovascular disease, to decipher the opportunities to improve patients’ cardiac care.
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Lupus myocarditis is likely more common than recognised clinically due to nonspecific symptoms and lack of reliable non-invasive diagnostic tests. We investigated the role of native T1 and T2 in recognition of active myocardial inflammatory involvement in patients with systemic lupus erythematous (SLE). We demonstrate that native T1 and T2 mapping support recognition of lupus myocarditis and reflect the response to anti-inflammatory treatment. Native T1 and T2 mapping may support an effective, noninvasive, radiation- and gadolinium contrast-free screening method for lupus myocarditis.
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Prof Dr Eike Nagel
Director of the Institute for Experimental and Translational Cardiovascular Imaging, University Hospital Frankfurt