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Cardiac involvement in polymyositis: Report of case and review of literature
Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
  • D. W. Rhodes, p
  • Richard A. Pascucci, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1987
Abstract

The involvement of cardiac muscle in polymyositis is now being recognized more frequently. Routine diagnostic studies such as electrocardiography, echocardiography, and Holter monitoring have revealed evidence of cardiac abnormalities in as many as 76 percent of patients. Utilization of noninvasive scanning techniques (thallium-201 and gated blood pool studies), when indicated, may increase the diagnostic yield to as high as 100 percent. The case reported here illustrates characteristic polymyositic cardiac involvement incidentally associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of the various cardiac manifestations of polymyositis are also discussed.

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This article was published in Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Volume 87, Issue 4, Pages 310-313.

The published version is available at https://jaoa.org/article.aspx?articleid=2098292.

Copyright © 1987.

Citation Information
D. W. Rhodes and Richard A. Pascucci. "Cardiac involvement in polymyositis: Report of case and review of literature" Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Vol. 87 Iss. 4 (1987) p. 310 - 313
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_pascucci/1/