A Genetically Vulnerable Myocardium May Predispose to Myocarditis.


Death from myocarditis requires the presence of myocardial inflammation, without any other structural heart disease, and is frequently associated with a viral infection (1). We postulate that genetic defects in structural proteins cause the myocardium to become vulnerable and predisposed to myocardial inflammation by a pathogenic agent. To prove this… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.10.049


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