Keeping immune checkpoint inhibitor myocarditis in check: advanced circulatory mechanical support as a bridge to recovery.
Published Web Locationhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ehf2.13545
Immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI)-associated myocarditis is a rare, potentially life-threatening complication of immunotherapy. We report a case of a 60-year-old female with a history of colorectal cancer treated with nivolumab immunotherapy who presented with new cardiomyopathy complicated by cardiogenic shock and ventricular arrhythmias. Treatment of ICI-associated myocarditis requires aggressive immunosuppression and supportive therapy. In this case, the patient required advanced mechanical circulatory support as a bridge to recovery. This case highlights the complexity of diagnosis, haemodynamic management, and treatment of fulminant ICI myocarditis.