Infiltrative Disease in Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy: Giant Cell Myocarditis Leading to Fulminant Myocarditis

Jeffrey Chan, Eric Adler

Abstract


Giant cell myocarditis (GCM) is a rare cause of fulminant myocarditis associated with rapid onset severe heart failure. We report here a case of infiltrative cardiomyopathy in an atypical age group to highlight the spectrum of a rare disease and the appropriate clinical considerations in its diagnosis and management.




J Med Cases. 2013;4(12):775-779
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc1502w

Keywords


Giant cell myocarditis; Cardiomyopathy; Ventricular tachycardia

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