Diagnostic Approach to Myocarditis Mimicking Myocardial Infarction at Initial Presentation

  title={Diagnostic Approach to Myocarditis Mimicking Myocardial Infarction at Initial Presentation},
  author={Craig Basman and Pratik R. Agrawal and Chad Mcree and L. Saravolatz and C. Chen-Scarabelli and T. Scarabelli},
  journal={Cardiology Research},
  pages={209 - 213}
We present a case of a 35-year-old male patient with a 12-hour history of sudden-onset, crushing chest pain and associated complaints of profuse diaphoresis, nausea and vomiting. The patient was transferred to our institution from an outside hospital for evaluation and possible emergent catheterization. Left heart catheterization was conclusive for normal coronary arteries and a ventriculogram revealed a left ventricular ejection fraction of approximately 45%. Due to a suspicion of myocarditis… Expand
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