Chapter 48. Acute Myocarditis and Dilated Cardiomyopathy

  1. Salim Yusuf DPhil, FRCPC, FRSC Research Chair Professor of Medicine Director Vice President Research2,3,4,
  2. John A Cairns MD, FRCPC Professor of Medicine Former Dean5,
  3. A John Camm MD British Heart Foundation Professor Head of Cardiac6,
  4. Ernest L Fallen MD, FRCPC Professor Emeritus7 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh MB, ChB, DPhil Consultant Professor of Medicine8
  1. Leslie T Cooper Jr MD Professor of Medicine Chief1 and
  2. Oyere K Onuma MD8

Published Online: 21 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444309768.ch48

Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Cooper, L. T. and Onuma, O. K. (2009) Acute Myocarditis and Dilated Cardiomyopathy, in Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444309768.ch48

Editor Information

  1. 2

    McMaster University, Canada

  2. 3

    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Canada

  3. 4

    Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  4. 5

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

  5. 6

    St George's University of London, London, UK

  6. 7

    McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  7. 8

    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Section of Vascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

  2. 8

    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405159258

Online ISBN: 9781444309768

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Keywords:

  • acute myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy;
  • incidence, natural history and prognosis of acute myocarditis;
  • pathogenesis of myocarditis;
  • clinical presentation and diagnosis;
  • management - myocarditis presenting as acute DCM;
  • specific therapy - antiviral treatment;
  • specific etiologies of myocarditis and their management

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction and historic perspectives

  • Incidence, natural history and prognosis of a cute myocarditis

  • Pathogenesis of myocarditis

  • Clinical presentation and diagnosis

  • Management

  • Specific therapy

  • Specific etiologies of myocarditis and their management

  • Conclusion

  • References