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Complete heart block due to granulomatous giant cell myocarditis: report of 3 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  710492     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
3 patients with chronic complete AV block were found at autopsy to have granulomatous giant cell myocarditis (GGCM). In 1 patient an unusual clinical course led to more extensive investigation including echocardiography which revealed ventricular septal abnormalities. A review of the literature is presented. Although GGCM is a rare disease echocardiography may be a useful screening procedure in patient with AV block especially in the presence of immunological disorders.
K Lindvall; O Edhag; L R Erhardt; A Sjögren; A Swahn
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardiology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0301-4711     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiol     Publication Date:  1978 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-01-24     Completed Date:  1979-01-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404054     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  349-58     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Granuloma, Giant Cell / complications*,  diagnosis
Heart Block / etiology*
Middle Aged
Myocarditis / complications*,  diagnosis

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