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Influenza A (H1N1) and myocarditis
  1. S K Khambekar1,
  2. S Harden2,
  3. S Corbett1
  1. 1Department of Cardiology, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK
  2. 2Department of Cardiovascular MRI, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sujata Khambekar, Specialist Registrar, Department of Cardiology, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK; skk17{at}

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A 47-year-old woman was admitted with flu-like symptoms and dyspnoea, needing admission to intensive care. Having tested positive for H1N1 virus on nasal swab, she received a course of oseltamivir.

Two days later, while still being ventilated, she developed ST elevation in inferolateral leads on ECG (panel A) with raised troponin I of 95 μg/l (normal <0.07). Due to her …

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