A case series of reversible acute cardiomyopathy associated with H1N1 influenza infection.

Mazen Barbandi, Andrea Cordero-Reyes, Carlos M. Orrego, Guillermo Torre-Amione, Harrish Seethamraju, Jerry Estep

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Abstract

Cardiomyopathy refers to nonspecific myocardial dysfunction that may be due to a variety of causes. Viral illnesses have long been known to cause cardiomyopathy, and the list of viral causes is extensive. Influenza infection is a rare cause of myocarditis. Recent reports, however, indicate that influenza A (H1N1) can cause acute myocarditis and cardiomyopathy in adults and fulminant myocarditis in children as seen during the 2009 global outbreak of the H1N1 influenza virus. The following presents a case series of adult patients with acute reversible cardiomyopathy associated with influenza A (H1N1) infection (see Table 1 for patient characteristics).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-45
Number of pages4
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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