Title

Sudden cardiac death in patients with myocarditis: Evaluation, risk stratification, and management.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2020

Publication Title

American heart journal

Abstract

Myocarditis is a major cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD) and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in young adults. Cardiac magnetic resonance is the established tool for the diagnosis of myocarditis, and late gadolinium enhancement detected on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging is the strongest independent predictor of SCD, all-cause mortality, and cardiac mortality. Several other factors have been associated with SCD or cardiac transplantation including New York Heart Association functional class III/IV, reduced left ventricular ejection fraction

Volume

220

First Page

29

Last Page

40

DOI

10.1016/j.ahj.2019.08.007

ISSN

1097-6744

PubMed ID

31765933

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