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Table 4 Differences among Tako-Tsubo, acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and myocarditis

From: Left ventricular apical diseases

  Tako-Tsubo AMI Myocarditis
Hyperintensity distribution in T2-STIR Transmural or diffuse Transmural or subendocardial Medium or subepicardic
Location Apical and mid ventricular segments without vascular distribution Vascular distribution Patchy, without vascular distribution
Hyperintensity durability in T2-STTR 2 weeks More than 2 weeks