Arrhythmias in myocarditis: State of the art

Giovanni Peretto, Simone Sala, Stefania Rizzo, Giacomo De Luca, Corrado Campochiaro, Silvia Sartorelli, Giulia Benedetti, Anna Palmisano, Antonio Esposito, Moreno Tresoldi, Gaetano Thiene, Cristina Basso, Paolo Della Bella

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Abstract

Many kinds of arrhythmias may occur in patients with myocarditis at any stage of the disease. However, compared to the other clinical presentations, arrhythmic myocarditis has been poorly described in the literature. Arrhythmias occurring in either ongoing or previous myocardial inflammation are complex and heterogeneous, and the disease itself is often underdiagnosed, thus limiting data collection and interpretation. However, different from the other clinical presentations, arrhythmic myocarditis requires specific diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic considerations. The aim of this review is to critically summarize the state of the art on myocarditis presenting with arrhythmias in terms of epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)793-801
Number of pages9
JournalHeart Rhythm
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2019

Keywords

  • Arrhythmia
  • Endomyocardial biopsy
  • Imaging
  • Inflammation
  • Myocarditis
  • Ventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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