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Jay W. Mason



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.

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date: 28 November 2021

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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