Acute eosinophilic myocarditis: Diagnosis and treatment

Houman Rezaizadeh, Monica Sanchez Shields, Edo Kaluski, Marc Klapholz, Bunyad Haider, Christine Gerula

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Abstract

Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a rare disorder of unregulated eosinophilia, which if untreated, may lead to systemic tissue infiltration and inflammation. Cardiac involvement is a common and serious associated complication. We describe a case of HES associated myocarditis mimicking a non-ST elevation MI (NSTEMI). Unlike myocarditis in general, our patient responded well to high dose methylprednisone, the standard of care in HES. We review the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, pathology and treatment of eosinophilic myocarditis related to HES.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-36
Number of pages6
JournalAcute Cardiac Care
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 2010

Keywords

  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Hypereosinophilic syndrome
  • Myocarditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Emergency Medicine

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