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Case report
Myocarditis in a cachectic female, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs abuser, in a course of progressive systemic sclerosis

Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon, Iwona Gorczyca, Maria Maciejowska-Roge
Kardiol Pol 2009;67(11):1256-1261.

open access

Vol 67, No 11 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-12-07
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A case of 70-year-old cachectic female, nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drugs abuser, with progressive systemic sclerosis, who was admitted to our hospital due to joint pain and fatigue is presented. During hospitalisation the patient developed symptoms of acute myocarditis. Angiography of coronary arteries did not reveal narrowing of the vessels. Alimentary supplementation and therapy for heart failure (diuretics, vasodilators, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and beta-blocker) were used. In repeated echocardiography examinations ejection fraction systematically improved and hemodynamic stabilisation was obtained. Scleroderma, malnutrition, toxicity of nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drugs and infectious agents were considered as a cause of myocarditis.

Abstract

A case of 70-year-old cachectic female, nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drugs abuser, with progressive systemic sclerosis, who was admitted to our hospital due to joint pain and fatigue is presented. During hospitalisation the patient developed symptoms of acute myocarditis. Angiography of coronary arteries did not reveal narrowing of the vessels. Alimentary supplementation and therapy for heart failure (diuretics, vasodilators, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and beta-blocker) were used. In repeated echocardiography examinations ejection fraction systematically improved and hemodynamic stabilisation was obtained. Scleroderma, malnutrition, toxicity of nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drugs and infectious agents were considered as a cause of myocarditis.
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Keywords

myocarditis; systemic sclerosis; cachexia; nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Title

Case report
Myocarditis in a cachectic female, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs abuser, in a course of progressive systemic sclerosis

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 67, No 11 (2009)

Pages

1256-1261

Published online

2009-12-07

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2009;67(11):1256-1261.

Keywords

myocarditis
systemic sclerosis
cachexia
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Authors

Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon
Iwona Gorczyca
Maria Maciejowska-Roge

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