A 32 year old African American male was admitted to an outside hospital in July 2007 with symptoms of severe heart failure that required implantation of a short-term left ventricular assist device (LVAD). He was subsequently transferred to our facility due to worsening left ventricular heart failure, episodes of Torsades de Pointes, and monomorphic ventricular tachycardia. His device was replaced with a longer-term LVAD and he was discharged home in October. Fortunately, he underwent successful orthotopic heart transplant in November 2007.
Bui, MD, Bao; Chhabra, MD, Sumeet; and Kumar, MD, Siva K.
"A case report of idiopathic giant cell myocarditis,"
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