Recognition and Initial Management of Fulminant Myocarditis

Published: January 06, 2020

Illustration of human torso highlighting heart and arteries
  • Fulminant myocarditis (FM), an acute and severe inflammation of the myocardium, is often underdiagnosed and is associated with exceptionally high mortality.
  • Early evaluation and management are important to distinguish FM from other forms of acute circulatory compromise.
  • This statement will educate frontline health care providers to consider and identify FM at its earliest stages to provide appropriate treatment and optimize outcomes.