What is myocarditis?

  title={What is myocarditis?},
  author={Eckhardt G. J. Olsen},
  journal={Heart and Vessels},
  • E. Olsen
  • Published 1 March 1985
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Heart and Vessels
SummaryA brief historical review of the concepts that have existed in myocarditis in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is presented. The establishment of this entity is linked with the milestones of discovery in medicine, especially the development of the stethoscope, the microscope, and the science of bacteriology. Yet, despite these advances, chronic myocarditis was still a common diagnosis up to about the third decade of the twentieth century and included conditions such as hypertension… 

Histopathologic aspects of viral myocarditis and its diagnostic criteria

  • E. Olsen
  • Medicine, Biology
    Heart and Vessels
  • 2005
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  • E. Olsen
  • Medicine
    British heart journal
  • 1983
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  • Medicine
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