Two cases of fulminant myocarditis with mesenteric ischemia

Shintaro Katahira, Masatoshi Akiyama, Yasunori Tadano, Katsuhiro Hosoyama, Naoki Masaki, Keisuke Kanada, Tomoyuki Suzuki, Satoshi Kawatsu, Kiichiro Kumagai, Osamu Adachi, Shunsuke Kawamoto, Yoshikatsu Saiki

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Fulminant myocarditis (FM) can lead to a refractory cardiogenic shock and multiple organ failure. Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) is not infrequency required to salvage patients in a profound shock. Advanced technology in MCS such as a temporary ventricular assist device can yield improved early outcome. However, incessant mesenteric ischemia remains a challenge to be resolved even with MCS. We here-in report 2 cases of FM associated with mesenteric ischemia that was extremely difficult to diagnose and treat. Therapeutic strategy for FM with mesenteric ischemia is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-183
Number of pages6
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Mar 1

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