Acute Myocarditis Masquerading as Acute Myocardial Infarction

D. A.N. Mascarenhas, David H. Spodick, G. William Dec, Jagat Narula, Tsunehiro Yasuda

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To the Editor: The Brief Report by Narula et al. (Jan. 14 issue)1 highlights the frequency with which myocarditis masquerades as myocardial infarction. While we were performing a meta-analysis of patients with myocarditis presenting as myocardial infarction, we noted that there seemed to be similarities between Patients 2 through 4 and Patient 8 of Narula et al. and patients described by Dec et al.2. We would appreciate a clarification, to prevent duplication of patients in our meta-analysis. The authors reply: To the Editor: Drs. Mascarenhas and Spodick have correctly surmised that a subgroup of the patients described in our…

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1714-1715
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number23
StatePublished - 10 Jun 1993
Externally publishedYes


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