Matched representative SAX slices from ex vivo (A) and in vivo 3 min post contrast EGE (B) and pre-contrast T2 map (C). Gross pathology from the fixed ex vivo heart shows a dark hemorrhagic zone (A). Magnified versions of (Fig 1 C) and (Fig 1 B) are shown in (B) and (C). Significant T2 reduction with heterogeneity is presented from the T2 map. The shape and extent of MVO/hemorrhage from both EGE and T2 map are highly consistent with that from gross pathology (A). (D-F) Hematoxylin and eosin staining depicts viable myocardium in pink from necrotic tissue in light blue and IMH in dark pink or red. At higher magnification the densely hemorrhagic core (E) and necrosis with infiltrated blood cells (F) can be seen.