Title

Lupus Myocarditis Presenting as Life-Threatening Overt Heart Failure: A Case Report With Review of Cardiovascular Manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2015

Description

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease affecting multiple organ systems. Although myocardial involvement and overt myocarditis is rare, life-threatening myocarditis associated with SLE can happen. We report a case of myocarditis associated with SLE with subsequent improvement of cardiac function after immunosuppressive therapy.

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