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Published online: 2011-09-21
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Acute myocarditis mimicking acute myocardial infarction associated with pandemic 2009 (H1N1) influenza A virus

Ismail Erden, Emine Çakcak Erden, Hakan Özhan, Cengiz Basar
Cardiol J 2011;18(5):552-555.

open access

Vol 18, No 5 (2011)
Case Reports
Published online: 2011-09-21
Submitted: 2013-01-14

Abstract

The prevalence of myocardial involvement in influenza infection ranges from 0% to 11% depending on the diagnostic criteria used to define myocarditis. Whether such an association holds for the novel influenza A strain, pandemic-2009-H1N1, remains unknown. The clinical presentation of myocarditis varies and often mimics myocardial infarction. Although history, physical examination, laboratory data points, and electrocardiogram are helpful in distinguishing myocarditis from myocardial infarction, differential diagnosis can sometimes be difficult. Here, we present the first known report of acute myocarditis mimicking acute myocardial infarction associated with the pandemic influenza A virus (H1N1) infection.
(Cardiol J 2011; 18, 5: 552–555)

Abstract

The prevalence of myocardial involvement in influenza infection ranges from 0% to 11% depending on the diagnostic criteria used to define myocarditis. Whether such an association holds for the novel influenza A strain, pandemic-2009-H1N1, remains unknown. The clinical presentation of myocarditis varies and often mimics myocardial infarction. Although history, physical examination, laboratory data points, and electrocardiogram are helpful in distinguishing myocarditis from myocardial infarction, differential diagnosis can sometimes be difficult. Here, we present the first known report of acute myocarditis mimicking acute myocardial infarction associated with the pandemic influenza A virus (H1N1) infection.
(Cardiol J 2011; 18, 5: 552–555)
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Keywords

pandemic-2009-H1N1; myocarditis; mimics myocardial infarction

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Title

Acute myocarditis mimicking acute myocardial infarction associated with pandemic 2009 (H1N1) influenza A virus

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 18, No 5 (2011)

Pages

552-555

Published online

2011-09-21

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2011;18(5):552-555.

Keywords

pandemic-2009-H1N1
myocarditis
mimics myocardial infarction

Authors

Ismail Erden
Emine Çakcak Erden
Hakan Özhan
Cengiz Basar

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