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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2015, Article ID 173826, 4 pages
Case Report

Giant Cell Myocarditis: Not Always a Presentation of Cardiogenic Shock

1Department of Cardiology, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY 10016, USA
2Department of Radiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA

Received 7 March 2015; Accepted 2 July 2015

Academic Editor: Gianluca Pontone

Copyright © 2015 Rose Tompkins et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Movie 1: Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) in the apical four chamber view from hospital day 1 shows normal ventricular function, normal ventricular size, and normal ventricular wall thickness.

Movie 2: Repeat transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) in the apical four chamber view from hospital day 7 shows a dramatic decline in left ventricular systolic function with a severely depressed EF 25%, thickened ventricular walls consistent with edema, and dilation and hypokinesis of the right ventricle. Spontaneous echocontrast or "smoke" can be seen in the left ventricle due to low flow and stasis.

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