Electrocardiographic Abnormalities in Epidemic Hepatitis
Myocarditis has been reported in patients dying with viral hepatitis. With the increasing incidence of the disease, recognition of myocardial involvement is apparently important. The nature of the abnormalities suggested several factors including ischemia and local electrolyte disturbance of myocardium. The incidence of abnormalities was greater in the out-patients and in those with tachycardia, and greatest at the peak of the epidemic. Abnormalities showed no relation to the severity of the jaundice or of the illness or to the serum protein levels.
- © 1957 American Heart Association, Inc.