Case Report: Acute Fulminant Myocarditis and Cardiogenic Shock After Messenger RNA Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination Requiring Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

South Korea, 29 October 2021, Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

Summary

A previously healthy 38-year-old female received the BNT162b2-mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech) 7 days prior to developing acute fulminant myocarditis, cardiac arrest (requiring 25 minutes of CPR and ECMO), global akinesia with severe left and right ventricular dysfunction (ejection fraction <10%) and marked edematous left ventricular (LV) wall thickening (13 mm).

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