Myocarditis in Acute Infectious Diseases
A Clinical and Electrocardiographic Study
Serial clinical and electrocardiographic studies were carried out on 84 patients suffering from a variety of acute infectious diseases. About one-third were found to have myocarditis on the basis of abnormal electrocardiograms. Abnormal physical findings were usually present. Evidence of congestive heart failure was uncommon. A group of patients subjected to artificial fever therapy did not manifest similar abnormalities.
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