Long-term outcome of fulminant myocarditis as compared with acute (nonfulminant) myocarditis.

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BACKGROUND Lymphocytic myocarditis causes left ventricular dysfunction that may be persistent or reversible. There are no clinical criteria that predict which patients will recover ventricular function and which cases will progress to dilated cardiomyopathy. We hypothesized that patients with fulminant myocarditis may have a better long-term prognosis than… (More)

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@article{McCarthy2000LongtermOO, title={Long-term outcome of fulminant myocarditis as compared with acute (nonfulminant) myocarditis.}, author={Ralph E McCarthy and John P. Boehmer and Ralph H. Hruban and Grover M. Hutchins and Edward K. Kasper and Joshua M Hare and Kenneth Lee Baughman}, journal={The New England journal of medicine}, year={2000}, volume={342 10}, pages={690-5} }