Natural History of Viral Myocarditis: Critical Viewpoints

  • M. Sekiguchi
  • M. Hiroe
  • S. Nunoda
  • M. Hongo
  • T. Misawa

Abstract

Viral myocarditis is regarded as the most important element in the development of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) [1–4]. Also, our analysis of biopsy samples from the myocardium [5–22] in patients with idiopathic DCM and with arrythmias and/or conduction disturbance of an idiopathic nature showed findings highly suggestive of myocarditis in 15% of the DCM cases and in 8.7% of the cases with arrythmias and/or conduction disturbances [17].

Keywords

Dopamine Corticosteroid Sedimentation Radionuclide Interferon 

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  • M. Sekiguchi
  • M. Hiroe
  • S. Nunoda
  • M. Hongo
  • T. Misawa

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