Treatment of severe diphtheritic myocarditis by temporary insertion of a cardiac pacemaker.
- 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.
- Publication status:
- Publisher copy:
- Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
- Publication date:
- Source identifiers:
- Copyright date:
If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record