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Myocarditis 

Myocarditis

Chapter:
Myocarditis
Author(s):

Jay W. Mason

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.160701_update_002

Update:

Clinical Features – more on differentiation of myocarditis from myocardial infarction and use of cardiac MRI for diagnosis. Treatment – criteria for treatment expanded and discussed in the context of a new consensus statement from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Cardiac sarcoidosis and giant cell myocarditis – new clinical features added.

Updated on 27 Nov 2014. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 27 May 2017

Myocarditis has many infectious and noninfectious aetiologies; in most regions, viral infections are the main cause, with notable exceptions such as Chagas myocarditis in South America. The condition often results in congestive heart failure and is a common cause of chronic dilated cardiomyopathy, and it can also present with chest pain and/or ventricular arrythmias....

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