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Acute myocarditis and left ventricular "hypertrophy".
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11000592     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Echocardiographic abnormalities of myocarditis are polymorphous and nonspecific. The presence of increased ventricular wall thickness, typically transient, is an infrequent finding in myocarditis that can correspond to an improvement in the clinical status of the patient and the ejection fraction. We report the case of a patient with acute myocarditis and the echocardiographic abnormalities observed during the course of his myocarditis: transient left ventricular "hypertrophy" associated with improvement of the left ventricular function.
M Riera Sagrera; M Fiol Sala; J Pérez Bárcena; J Bergadà Garcia; C Forteza Cañellas; J Ibáñes Juvé
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0742-2822     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-29     Completed Date:  2000-11-29     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  567-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Intensive Care Medicine Department and Coronary Unit, Son Dureta Hospital, c/ Andrea Doria 55, 07014 Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Arnold-Chiari Malformation / complications*
Drug Therapy, Combination / therapeutic use
Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
Follow-Up Studies
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular / etiology,  ultrasonography*
Meningococcal Infections / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Myocarditis / complications*
Neisseria meningitidis / isolation & purification
Sensitivity and Specificity
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / etiology,  ultrasonography*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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