Myopericarditis mimicking acute coronary syndrome in children Çocuklarda akut koroner sendromu taklit eden myoperikardit

Dervışoğlu P., Kösecik M., Karacan M.

Guncel Pediatri, vol.16, no.1, pp.132-138, 2018 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Name: Guncel Pediatri
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.132-138
  • Keywords: Acute coronary syndrome, Chest pain, Myopericarditis
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Acute myopericarditis defines an inflammatory syndrome which affects perimyocardium. In this clinical event, pericarditis is often accompanied by some degree of myocardial involvement, which is generally manifested by elevation of cardiac troponins. Main etiologic factors are infectious, idiopathic and immune mediated agents. The most common causes are viral infections. The clinical presentation of myopericarditis reflects the degree of myopericardial involvement. This article reports a myopericarditis event diagnosed at sixteen years old patient who presented with chest pain that increases when lying down and ST segment elevations and elevated cardiac enzymes.