OBJECTIVE: To analyze the correlation between chronic viral myocarditis (CVMC) in children, complicated with arrhythmia and thyroid hormone level.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: 60 patients with CVMC complicated with arrhythmia were continuously selected (course of disease > 3 months) and they are were diagnosed with arrhythmia by the routine 18-lead electrocardiogram and 24-hour Holter; the average follow-up time is about 2 years, during which the left ventricular end-diastolic diameter (LVEDd), left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), the occurrence rate of malignant arrhythmia events, immune state of T cell and thyroid hormone level (FT3, FT4, TSH, TGAb and TPOAb) were compared.
RESULTS: Among the selected 60 patients, 18 patients (30.0%) who were suffering from malignant arrhythmia have been taken as the observation group. When compared with the control group, the standard deviation normal to normal intervals (SDNN), LVEF, CD4 and CD4/CD8 were reduced and LVEDd and CD8 were increased in the observation group; the difference has statistical significance (p < 0.05). When compared with the control group, FT3 and FT4 are significantly reduced and TSH, thyroglobulin antibody TGAB and thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPOAb) are significantly increased; the difference has statistical significance (p < 0.05). According to the logistic regression analysis, we can conclude that: SDNN, FT3, FT4, TSH, TGAb and TPOAb are the independent risk factors of malignant arrhythmia (p < 0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: Thyroid hormones and antibody level are helpful to the prognosis of malignant arrhythmia resulting from children chronic VMC complicated with arrhythmia complications.Free PDF Download
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M.-Y. Fu, Q.-W. Wang, Y. Xue, F. Xu, C.-L. Li, X.-J. An
Relevant researches on chronic viral myocarditis (CVMC) in children, complicated with arrhythmia and thyroid hormone level
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 21 - N. 13