De novo development of eosinophilic myocarditis with left ventricular assist device support as bridge to transplant

Naveen L. Pereira, Soon J. Park, Richard C. Daly, Sudhir S. Kushwaha, William D. Edwards

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The de novo development of myocarditis during left ventricular assist device support for dilated cardiomyopathy has not been previously described. We report a case of severe eosinophilic myocarditis associated with the use of leukotriene-receptor antagonist montelukast that developed during left ventricular assist device support accompanied by intra-device thrombus formation that was hemodynamically tolerated and subsequently discovered in the explanted heart. There may be no visible change in cardiac function as assessed by echocardiography, but the diagnosis should be entertained with the development of peripheral eosinophilia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1345-1347
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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