JCMR 2020;22:22. Multiparametric cardiovascular magnetic resonance characteristics and dynamic changes in myocardial and skeletal muscles in idiopathic inflammatory cardiomyopathy (CME)

Purpose/ Objective

The articles will help understanding of clinical value of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) in patients with idiopathic inflammatory cardiomyopathy (IIM). The study found that both myocardial and skeletal muscles in newly diagnosed IIM patients show distinct characteristics on multiparametric CMR. In addition, significant changes were observed in patients showing clinical remission after effective treatment, which suggests that quantitative T1, T2, and ECV techniques may have potential clinical value in IIM patients.


What is the current state/problem in practice? Idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM) manifest as systematic muscle involvement. Multiparametric cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) could be a useful technique to detect systemic involvement and disease progression in IIM patients. There is still a lack of dynamic monitoring of myocardial and skeletal histological changes during therapy. What is the ideal state/ if the problem is gone? In the present study, we hypothesized that multiparametric CMR would help identify myocardial and skeletal involvement in patients with IIM and facilitate further dynamic monitoring of the effect of therapy during the clinical convalescence period of the disease.


1. The study demonstrates that multiparametric CMR could allow early detection of myocardial and skeletal muscles involvement in IIM patients, and help monitor dynamic changes after effective treatment. CMR research needs to be combined with the patient's clinical symptoms and biomarker to highlight its clinical significance. 2.The study demonstrates that CMR also has extra cardiac findings.


To close the gap, learners will be better realized that the clinical value of CMR in systematic diseases with a few aspects:

  1. CMR help early detection of subclinical cardiac involvement
  2. CMR help monitoring therapeutic effect
  3. The extra cardiac findings of CMR should not be ignored, especially in systematic diseases.


Accreditation Statement
The Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation Statement
The Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Financial Disclosures
The planners and faculty for this activity did not have any relationships to disclose.



Dr. Yucheng Chen; Dr. Warren Manning (JCMR Editor)


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Course Information
Course Date:
September 01, 2020
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Accreditation Council For Continuing Medical Education
Total General Hours: 1.00
SCMR Member Price:$0.00
Non-Member Price:$10.00