Title

Discordant Electrocardiogram Left Ventricular Wall Thickness and Strain Findings in Influenza Myocarditis.

Publication/Presentation Date

12-1-2015

Abstract

A 42-year-old man presented with a viral prodrome and tested positive for influenza A. He rapidly deteriorated developing cardiogenic shock, rhabdomyolysis, and acute kidney injury. Patient improved 1 week later with supportive measures including vasopressors, inotropes, and an intraaortic balloon pump. We report this case as it highlights the discordance between echocardiographic ventricular wall thickening as a result of myocardial edema, and electrocardiographic findings at presentation, with a reversal in findings at time of resolution. Additionally, there was some suggestion of a regional pattern to the reduced longitudinal strain.

Volume

32

Issue

12

First Page

1880

Last Page

1884

ISSN

1540-8175

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

26234484

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division

Document Type

Article

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