Heart transplant for dilated cardiomyopathy associated with polymyositis.

A. Afzal, R. S. Higgins, E. F. Philbin

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Abstract

Cardiac involvement is one of the most significant factors in the poor clinical outcome of polymyositis. The case of a 39 year old African American woman with polymyositis, cardiomyopathy, and severe heart failure who had orthotopic heart transplantation is described. Review of the literature reveals that cardiac manifestations of polymyositis are frequent and include conduction system abnormalities, myocarditis, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery atherosclerosis, valvar disease, and pericardial abnormalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e4
JournalHeart (British Cardiac Society)
Volume82
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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