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Vol 10, No 4 (2015)
Review Papers
Published online: 2015-08-28
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Current state of diagnosis of myocarditis and postinflammatory cardiomyopathy

Tomasz Zapolski, Anna Haratym-Zwolak, Andrzej Wysokiński
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2015.0047
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Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(4):259-267.

open access

Vol 10, No 4 (2015)
Review Papers
Published online: 2015-08-28

Abstract

Diagnosis of myocarditis remains a challenge due to diversity of its clinical manifestation. A position statement of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases has been published in 2013. In this document developed by an expert consensus group, new diagnostic criteria for clinically suspected myocarditis have been proposed. The present article is based on data from this consensus statement. The article discusses in details current definitions of myocarditis. Classification of myocarditis and cardiomyopathies as well as their aetiology, pathogenesis and symptoms are also discussed. Diagnostic test for myocarditis are analysed with regard to their rank in diagnostic process. Further, diagnostic criteria for myocarditis based on clinical symptoms and diagnostic tests are thoroughly discussed. Finally, current European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases guidelines for diagnosis of  yocarditis/postinflammatory dilated cardiomyopathy are presented.

Abstract

Diagnosis of myocarditis remains a challenge due to diversity of its clinical manifestation. A position statement of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases has been published in 2013. In this document developed by an expert consensus group, new diagnostic criteria for clinically suspected myocarditis have been proposed. The present article is based on data from this consensus statement. The article discusses in details current definitions of myocarditis. Classification of myocarditis and cardiomyopathies as well as their aetiology, pathogenesis and symptoms are also discussed. Diagnostic test for myocarditis are analysed with regard to their rank in diagnostic process. Further, diagnostic criteria for myocarditis based on clinical symptoms and diagnostic tests are thoroughly discussed. Finally, current European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases guidelines for diagnosis of  yocarditis/postinflammatory dilated cardiomyopathy are presented.

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Keywords

myocarditis, postinflammatory cardiomyopathy, diagnosis

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Title

Current state of diagnosis of myocarditis and postinflammatory cardiomyopathy

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 10, No 4 (2015)

Pages

259-267

Published online

2015-08-28

DOI

10.5603/FC.2015.0047

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(4):259-267.

Keywords

myocarditis
postinflammatory cardiomyopathy
diagnosis

Authors

Tomasz Zapolski
Anna Haratym-Zwolak
Andrzej Wysokiński

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