A case series of reversible acute cardiomyopathy associated with H1N1 influenza infection. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
  • Influenza, Human

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).

publication date

  • January 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3405785

PubMed ID

  • 22891110

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 42

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 8

number

  • 1