Atrial Giant Cell Myocarditis as a Cause of Heart Failure: Diagnostic Pathway and Successful Treatment

Christina Paitazoglou, Martin W. Bergmann*, Katharina Tiemann, Andrea Wiese, Ulrich Schäfer, Arne Schwarz, Ingo Eitel, Moritz Montenbruck

*Corresponding author for this work
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We present a patient with acute heart failure and new onset atrial fibrillation secondary to giant cell myocarditis with lone atrial involvement. The diagnosis was managed with cardiac magnetic resonance and confirmed by interventionally guided biopsy. In the future, diagnosis could be managed noninvasively for this rare entity as the gold standard. (Level of Difficulty: Advanced.)

Original languageEnglish
JournalJACC: Case Reports
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)66-71
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 05.01.2022

Research Areas and Centers

  • Centers: Cardiological Center Luebeck (UHZL)

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 205-12 Cardiology, Angiology

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