Detailed pathologic evaluation on endomyocardial biopsy provides long-term prognostic information in patients with acute myocarditis.

BACKGROUND The long-term prognosis of biopsy-proven myocarditis is not well known. We hypothesized that a detailed pathological examination of an endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) would reveal prognostic information in patients with acute myocarditis. METHODS Fifty-four patients were diagnosed with acute myocarditis based on an EMB. Pathological diagnosis was… CONTINUE READING