Giant cell myocarditis with cardiac tamponade: a rare combination.

@article{Murty2008GiantCM,
  title={Giant cell myocarditis with cardiac tamponade: a rare combination.},
  author={Om Prakash Murty},
  journal={The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={245-8}
}
Giant cell myocarditis (GCM) is a rare but fatal disease of idiopathic origin. It results in focal necrosis of myocardium. This is a case report of middle aged Malaysian Indian female who died due to cardiac tamponade due to rupture myocardium and tear in the root of aorta. On naked eye examination, it simply resembled as recent as well as old fibrotic areas of myocardial infarction. She was clinically diagnosed as a case of obstructive cardiomyopathy with atrioventricular block, and was on… CONTINUE READING