Successful treatment of fulminant myocarditis with mechanical circulatory support.

@article{Furukawa2008SuccessfulTO,
  title={Successful treatment of fulminant myocarditis with mechanical circulatory support.},
  author={Nobuyuki Furukawa and Mitsumasa Hata and Akira Sezai and Tetsuya Niino and Masataka Yoda and Satoshi Unosawa and Kazutomo Minami},
  journal={Journal of cardiac surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={570-2}
}
A 66-year-old man with acute fulminant myocarditis was supported by a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) for 22 days, and successfully recovered from severe heart failure. Prior to this, he was treated using percutaneous cardiopulmonary support (PCPS) for five days. However, cardiac function was not recovered, so we conducted implantation of the LVAD. It… CONTINUE READING