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Emergency Medicine Journal

Year: 2010  |  Volume: 27  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 239 - 241

Spotting the complex tachycardia

A Mahdi, S Anderson, S Carley and V. Mahadevan


A young man presented to the emergency department with ventricular tachyarrhythmia later attributed to varicella zoster myocarditis. Myocarditis has an unpredictable clinical sequelae, making it a difficult condition to diagnose and manage in the emergency setting. The inconsistent clinical presentations, risks and management are demonstrated through a review of the literature.

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