Cardiac emergencies: infective endocarditis, pericarditis, and myocarditis.
Med Clin North Am. 2012 Nov;96(6):1149-69
Authors: Htwe TH, Khardori NM
Cardiac infections presenting as emergencies include complications of infective endocarditis, including congestive heart failure, chordae tendinae rupture, cardiac arrhythmias, and embolic phenomenon; acute pericarditis, including cardiac tamponade; and acute myocarditis presenting with malignant cardiac arrhythmias or congestive heart failure. Most of these emergent infectious disease manifestations of the cardiovascular system have a good prognosis if diagnosed early and managed appropriately. The focus of this article is on newer diagnostic modalities and combined treatment guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
PMID: 23102482 [PubMed - in process]