National survey of fulminant myocarditis in Japan: therapeutic guidelines and long-term prognosis of using percutaneous cardiopulmonary support for fulminant myocarditis (special report from a scientific committee).

Although fulminant myocarditis is known as a fatal disease, patients have been able to recover and return to normal life with the help of mechanical cardiopulmonary support. However, therapeutic guidelines for using percutaneous cardiopulmonary support (PCPS) for fulminant myocarditis have not been established, and the clinical course and long-term… (More)