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Fatal influenza myocarditis with incessant ventricular tachycardia
  1. Nidhi Saraiya1,
  2. Supriya Singh2 and
  3. Marilou Corpuz3
  1. 1 Pharmacy, Montefiore Wakefield Campus, Bronx, New York, USA
  2. 2 Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  3. 3 Infectious Diseases, Montefiore Wakefield Campus, Bronx, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nidhi Saraiya, nidhi.saraiya{at}


Influenza myocarditis is an underappreciated and severe complication of influenza infection, estimated to be present in about 10% of all influenza cases. We present a case of a woman who precipitously died of fulminant influenza myocarditis and then review the historical data, literature and expert recommendations for suspecting and managing influenza myocarditis.

  • influenza
  • cardiovascular medicine
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  • Contributors NS prepared the discussion and figure and drafted the manuscript for submission. SS prepared the case section. MC advised both writers on writing and content and edited all sections.

  • Funding This study was funded by Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University (839345).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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