Arrhythmias in Acute Pericarditis An Endomyocardial Biopsy Study

  title={Arrhythmias in Acute Pericarditis An Endomyocardial Biopsy Study},
  author={Arsen D. Risti{\'c} and Bernhard Maisch and G{\"u}nter Hufnagel and Petar M. Seferovic and Sabine Pankuweit and Miodrag {\vC}. Ostoji{\'c} and Roland Moll and Eckhardt G. J. Olsen},
It is still controversial whether the arrhythmias in acute pericarditis are of myocardial or pericardial origin. The aim of the present study was to investigate the occurrence of arrhythmias and conduction disorders in patients with acute pericarditis with no endomyocardial biopsy evidence of myocarditis (group 1:40 patients, 65% males, mean age 45.6 ± 15.7 years, mean heart rate [HR] 98.7 ± 22.2 beats per minute) in comparison to endomyocardial biopsy proven acute myocarditis/perimyocarditis… CONTINUE READING
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