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Polymyositis presenting with cardiac manifestations: Report of two cases and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19910105     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report two patients with severe cardiac manifestations at the time of the initial presentation of polymyositis. Both cases are unusual in that they presented with predominant cardiac disturbances, associated with muscle weakness. One patient had a typical clinical syndrome of congestive heart failure, and the second mimicked an acute myocardial infarction in which coronary angiography was normal. From our cases, we can emphasize that aside from characteristic symmetrical proximal muscle weakness, the clinical features of polymyositis may also include cardiac complications.
Zeki Odabasi; Robert Yapundich; Shin J Oh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-11-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical neurology and neurosurgery     Volume:  112     ISSN:  1872-6968     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-01     Completed Date:  2010-04-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502039     Medline TA:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  160-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Neurology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35218, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents / therapeutic use
Heart Failure / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology*
Mexiletine / therapeutic use
Muscle, Skeletal / physiopathology
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology*
Nausea / etiology
Polymyositis / complications,  diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Vomiting / etiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Arrhythmia Agents; 31828-71-4/Mexiletine

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