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2022 Mar 24

Cardiol Young

A 17-year-old boy with chest pain and transient ventricular wall thickening.



We describe the case of a 17-year-old boy who developed acute myopericarditis associated with transient ventricular wall thickening. This is a unique teaching case illustrating that acute myocarditis can be associated with significant oedema, secondary to inflammation, causing marked wall thickening that is apparent on echocardiography. This oedema resolves completely with anti-inflammatory drug treatment.