2008 Volume 6 Issue 3 Pages 87-89
A 28 year-old Japanese woman presented with symptoms of a common cold and visited her primary care physician 60 days after giving birth to her first baby. A few days later, she was brought to our institution in the state of cardiac shock, with fulminant myocarditis. Echocardiography showed severely reduced cardiac systolic function. The electrocardiogram revealed complete atrioventricular block with ST-T wave changes. She underwent mechanical support with percutaneous cardiopulmonary support, intra-aortic balloon pump and left ventricular assist system. However, a massive thrombus was found within all the cardiac chambers (left ventricle, left atrium, right ventricle and right atrium) and the patient died on day 9 of hospitalization.