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Urgent heart transplant in a 42-year-old woman after a sudden cardiac arrest in the course of post-inflammatory dilated cardiomyopathy

Joanna Zychowicz, Janusz Sielski
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2017.0031
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Folia Cardiologica 2017;12(2):204-207.

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Vol 12, No 2 (2017)
Case Reports
Published online: 2017-04-20

Abstract

Post-inflammatory dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a complication of inflammatory myocarditis and a disease that can lead to severe heart failure. The authors presented a case report of a 42-year-old woman previously not treated for chronic diseases, without family history, with the history of many upper respiratory tract infections complicated by DCM in which there has been a sudden cardiac arrest in the course of tachycardia torsades de pointes, and ventricular fibrillation.

Abstract

Post-inflammatory dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a complication of inflammatory myocarditis and a disease that can lead to severe heart failure. The authors presented a case report of a 42-year-old woman previously not treated for chronic diseases, without family history, with the history of many upper respiratory tract infections complicated by DCM in which there has been a sudden cardiac arrest in the course of tachycardia torsades de pointes, and ventricular fibrillation.

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Keywords

post-inflammatory dilated cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, upper respiratory tract infections

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Title

Urgent heart transplant in a 42-year-old woman after a sudden cardiac arrest in the course of post-inflammatory dilated cardiomyopathy

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 12, No 2 (2017)

Pages

204-207

Published online

2017-04-20

DOI

10.5603/FC.2017.0031

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2017;12(2):204-207.

Keywords

post-inflammatory dilated cardiomyopathy
myocarditis
upper respiratory tract infections

Authors

Joanna Zychowicz
Janusz Sielski

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