Chapter 47. Acute Myocarditis and Dilated Cardiomyopathy

  1. Salim Yusuf1,
  2. John A Cairns2,
  3. A John Camm3,
  4. Ernest L Fallen4 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh5
  1. Barbara A Pisani and
  2. John F Carlquist

Published Online: 4 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch47

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Pisani, B. A. and Carlquist, J. F. (2002) Acute Myocarditis and Dilated Cardiomyopathy, in Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), BMJ Books, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch47

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Research Chair, Senior Scientist of the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Director of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine, McMaster, University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  2. 2

    Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  3. 3

    Professor of Clinical Cardiology and Chief, Department of Cardiological Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK

  4. 4

    Professor Emeritus, McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  5. 5

    Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 NOV 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727916990

Online ISBN: 9780470986882



  • acute myocarditis;
  • immunopathogenesis;
  • dilated cardiomyopathy;
  • peripartum cardiomyopathy;
  • antiviral therapy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition of myocarditis

  • Immunopathogenesis of myocarditis

  • Dilated cardiomyopathy: background and pathogenesis

  • Epidemiology and natural history of myocarditis and IDC

  • Clinical presentations

  • Prognosis

  • Treatment