What are the cardiac manifestations of polymyositis?

Updated: Feb 12, 2018
  • Author: Mythili Seetharaman, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Cardiac involvement is unusual and, if present, portends a bad prognosis. Rhythm disturbances, conduction defects, congestive heart failure, pericarditis, pulmonary hypertension, and myocarditis can occur.


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