Category: Critical Care
Myocarditis is a potentially fatal inflammatory disorder of the heart. Viral infection is the most common cause but can also result from toxic, autoimmune, or other infectious etiologies. Complications include life-threatening dysrhythmias, heart failure, and fulminant myocarditis. Typically affects young patients (20-50 years old).
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Gottlieb, Michael et al. "Diagnosis And Management Of Myocarditis: An Evidence-Based Review For The Emergency Medicine Clinician". The Journal Of Emergency Medicine, vol 61, no. 3, 2021, pp. 222-233.