Journal Article

Treatment of Severe Diphtheritic Myocarditis by Temporary Insertion of a Cardiac Pacemaker

Nguyen Minh Dung, Rachel Kneen, Nguyen Kiem, Delia B. Bethell, Nguyen Hoan Phu, Tom Solomon, Tran Thi Hong Chau, Nguyen Thi Hoang Mai, Nicholas P. J. Day and Nicholas J. White

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 35, issue 11, pages 1425-1429
Published in print December 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online December 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1086/344176
Treatment of Severe Diphtheritic Myocarditis by Temporary Insertion of a Cardiac Pacemaker

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Vietnamese children and adolescents with diphtheritic myocarditis and severe conduction abnormalities were treated prospectively with temporary insertion of a cardiac pacemaker. Five of 32 patients died before the procedure could be performed; the remaining 27 patients underwent successful pacemaker insertion. In children and adolescents with diphtheritic myocarditis and severe conduction defects, temporary insertion of a cardiac pacemaker may improve the outcome.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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