Demographics, trends, and outcomes in pediatric acute myocarditis in the United States, 2006 to 2011.

@article{Ghelani2012DemographicsTA,
  title={Demographics, trends, and outcomes in pediatric acute myocarditis in the United States, 2006 to 2011.},
  author={Sunil J. Ghelani and Michael C Spaeder and William Pastor and Christopher F Spurney and Darren Klugman},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes},
  year={2012},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={
          622-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND There is a lack of clear diagnostic and management guidelines for acute myocarditis in the pediatric population. We used a multi-institutional database to characterize demographics, practice variability, and outcomes in this population. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients with acute myocarditis (n=514) were identified from April 2006 to March 2011 using the Pediatric Health Information System database, and regional variations in management and outcomes were analyzed. Ninety-seven patients… CONTINUE READING
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