Low voltage ECG in myocarditis: peripheral edema as a plausible contributing mechanism.

@article{Madias2007LowVE,
  title={Low voltage ECG in myocarditis: peripheral edema as a plausible contributing mechanism.},
  author={John E. Madias},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={448-52}
}
  • John E. Madias
  • Published 2007 in Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE
A 24-year-old woman was hospitalized with acute myocarditis that led to multiple organ, including heart, failure, with fluid retention. An echocardiogram showed left ventricular ejection fraction approximately 10%, and her electrocardiogram (ECG) revealed low voltage. She rapidly recovered and was discharged 15 days after admission. On evaluation at 1, 10, and 22 weeks after discharge, she was asymptomatic, with unlimited exercise tolerance. An echocardiogram 11 weeks after discharge from the… CONTINUE READING