oa CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - More about : how do I recognise myocarditis : current concepts

Volume 22, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... 32 MORE ABOUT HOW DO I RECOGNISE MYOCARDITIS: CURRENT CONCEPTS J KER, MB ChB, MMed (Int) Senior Lecturer: Department of Physiology, University of Pretoria Myocarditis is a focal or diffuse inflammatory process of the myocardium. 1, 2 The clinical manifestation of this process can follow one of four patterns. However, the majority of patients will be asymptomatic, as the process is often subclinical and selflimiting. 3 At the other end of the spectrum patients may present with sudden cardiac death, with myocarditis as a postmortem diagnosis.4-6 We can divide the symptomatic group into those with cardiac and those with ..

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