Long-term follow-up of biopsy-proven viral myocarditis: predictors of mortality and incomplete recovery

JACC - Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 05/11/2012

Among this population with a wide range of clinical symptoms, biopsy–proven viral myocarditis is associated with a long–term mortality of up to 19.2% in 4.7 years. In addition, the presence of LGE is the best independent predictor of all–cause mortality and of cardiac mortality. Furthermore, initial presentation with heart failure may be a good predictor of incomplete long–term recovery.

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