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Fulminant myocarditis presenting with wide complex tachycardia.
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PMID:  15558932     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fulminant myocarditis is an uncommon diagnosis characterized by cardiac failure preceded by symptoms of a viral illness. Presentation can frequently mimic acute myocardial infarction. The electrocardiographic changes are frequently nonspecific, but include ST segment elevation and T wave changes, as well as conduction abnormalities. We report the case of a patient with fulminant myocarditis that presented with sinus rhythm, a conduction system abnormality, and severe ST segment elevation mimicking ventricular tachycardia. Myocarditis should be considered in young persons with unexplained heart failure and similar electrocardiographic abnormalities.
Mark A Stankewicz; Stephen D Clements
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2004 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-22     Completed Date:  2004-12-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1007-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnostic Errors
Fatal Outcome
Middle Aged
Myocarditis / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Tachycardia, Ventricular / diagnosis*

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