Reported is a case of acute fulminant lymphocytic myocarditis with profound circulatory compromise that was successfully reversed by treatment with OKT3 monoclonal antibody. The patient was supported with biventricular assist devices while being treated with the monoclonal antibody. The patient had remarkable recovery of ventricular function, which allowed for the removal of the device after 8 days of support. This case shows the success of combined technologies of monoclonal antibody and mechanical circulatory support to treat a potentially fatal disease process.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
|Published - Jan 1 1992
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine