Myocarditis

Common Name(s)

Myocarditis

Myocarditis is an inflammation of the myocardium, the middle layer of the heart wall. Myocarditis is usually caused by a viral infection. Signs and symptoms of myocarditis include chest pain, heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms. If myocarditis becomes severe, the pumping action of the heart weakens, and the heart won't be able to supply the rest of the body with enough blood. Clots also could form in the heart, leading to a stroke or heart attack.

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The terms "Myocarditis" returned 882 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Eosinophilic myocarditis during treatment with olanzapine - report of two possible cases.
 

Author(s): Torkel Vang, Mary Rosenzweig, Christina Hedegaard Bruhn, Christoffer Polcwiartek, Jørgen Kim Kanters, Jimmi Nielsen

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Drug-induced eosinophilic myocarditis is a life-threatening and frequently overlooked condition. The prevalence of myocarditis in clozapine-treated patients may be as high as 3 %. An association between olanzapine and myocarditis has not previously been described, but given the chemical ...

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2016

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Acute respiratory distress syndrome and acute myocarditis developed in a previously healthy adult with influenza B.
 

Author(s): Hsu-Liang Chang, Jui-Feng Hsu, Ying-Ming Tsai, Shang-Yi Lin, Hsuan-Fu Kuo, Chih-Jen Yang

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Influenza B virus infection is generally considered to be mild and is rarely associated pulmonary cardiovascular involvement in adults. However fatal complications may occur.

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2016

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A Rare Case of Toxic Myocarditis Caused by Bacterial Liver Abscess Mimicking Acute Myocardial Infarction.
 

Author(s): Yuhai Zou, Lin Lin, Hua Xiao, Dingcheng Xiang

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Chills, high fever, right upper abdomen pain, and increased white blood cell count are the main and common clinical features of bacterial liver abscess. It is rare to see bacterial liver abscess present symptoms of myocardial injury first, and this can lead to misdiagnosis.

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2016

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The terms "Myocarditis" returned 95 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Current Diagnostic and Therapeutic Aspects of Eosinophilic Myocarditis.
 

Author(s): Petr Kuchynka, Tomas Palecek, Martin Masek, Vladimir Cerny, Lukas Lambert, Ivana Vitkova, Ales Linhart

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2016 ;2016():2829583.

 

Eosinophilic myocarditis (EM) represents a rare form of myocardial inflammation with very heterogeneous aetiology. In developed countries, the most prevalent causes of EM are hypersensitivity or allergic reactions, as well as hematological diseases leading to eosinophilia. The disease ...

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2016

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Last Updated: 1 Dec 2015

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TandemHeart as a Bridge to Recovery in Legionella Myocarditis.
 

Author(s): David F Briceño, Rajeev R Fernando, Sriram Nathan, Pranav Loyalka, Biswajit Kar, Igor D Gregoric

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Legionnaires' disease is the designation for pneumonia caused by the Legionella species. Among the rare extrapulmonary manifestations, cardiac involvement is most prevalent, in the forms of myocarditis, pericarditis, postcardiotomy syndrome, and prosthetic valve endocarditis. Mechanical ...

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2015

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Myocarditis Registry for Children and Adolescents - MYKKE
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myocarditis

 

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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Evaluation of Spectral Cardiac CT for the Diagnosis of Acute Myocarditis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Patients With Suspected Acute Myocarditis

 

Last Updated: 14 Sep 2016

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French National Observatory Tracking Viral Myocarditis: Mortality, Cardiovascular Events, Sequels on (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) MRI
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Myocarditis; Cardiomyopathy, Dilated; Magnetic Resonance Imaging

 

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2016

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