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We present 3 cases of left ventricular lipomatous metaplasia after myocardial infarction evaluated with cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). Delayed enhancement CMR alone cannot differentiate lipomatous metaplasia from scar. T1-weighted images with and without fat suppression are needed to identify this condition. The aetiology, pathophysiology, and possible clinical significance of lipomatous metaplasia in infarcted myocardium are still unknown. The multi-parametric capabilities of CMR make it the ideal modality to identify non-invasively, and without exposure to radiation, individuals with lipomatous metaplasia.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.ijcard.2008.05.039

Type

Journal article

Journal

Int J Cardiol

Publication Date

11/09/2009

Volume

137

Pages

e11 - e12

Keywords

Adult, Aged, Heart Ventricles, Humans, Lipomatosis, Male, Metaplasia, Middle Aged, Myocardial Infarction