STIR-TSE is useful in imaging myocardial edema. However, it is sensitivity to cardiac motion, resulting in myocardial inhomogeneity. T2p-bSSFP overcomes this issue, but averaging is commonly used to improve its contrast. We propose a novel single-shot imaging technique that generates "STIR like" contrast and improves contrast between edema and normal myocardium compared to T2p-bSSFP. The performance of the new sequence (T2STIR-bSSFP) was evaluated by phantom study and in patients with acute myocardial infraction. The results show that the average CNR of T2STIR-bSSFP between edema and myocardium was 1.9 times better than T2p-bSSFP.