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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Varun Kumar M.B.B.S., Maliha Shakil, M.D. [2] Homa Najafi, M.D.[3]


Findings on chest x-ray suggestive of myocarditis include cardiomegaly, cephalization of the pulmonary vessels and, Kerley B-lines in presence of heart failure pericardial thickening in presence of pericarditis, pulmonary edema, and pleural effusion.

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A chest x-ray may be helpful as an initial test in the diagnosis of myocarditis. Findings on an x-ray suggestive of myocarditis include:[1][2][3]

Chest X-ray showing pulmonary edema and cardiomegaly


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