Influenza A (H1N1) and myocarditis

Khambekar, S. K.; Harden, S.; Corbett, S.
October 2011
Heart;Oct2011, Vol. 97 Issue 19, p1630
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of 47-year-old woman who was admitted with influenza-like symptoms and dyspnoea to an intensive care unit. The patient was tested positive for H1N1 virus on nasal swab. Two days later, she developed ST elevation in inferolateral leads on electroncardiograph (ECG) and was given aspirin and clopidogrel due to her critical condition. The study indicated the role of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in myocarditis.


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