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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Myocarditis" returned 875 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Myocarditis and inflammatory cardiomyopathy: from diagnosis to treatment.
 

Author(s): Felicitas Escher, Carsten Tschöepe, Dirk Lassner, Heinz-Peter Schultheiss

Journal: Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2015 Dec;43(8):739-48.

 

Based on the definition in the European Society of Cardiology statement, myocarditis is an inflammatory disease of the myocardium diagnosed by established histological, immunological, and immunohistochemical criteria, whereas inflammatory cardiomyopathy is myocarditis in association ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 2015

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Mapping tissue inhomogeneity in acute myocarditis: a novel analytical approach to quantitative myocardial edema imaging by T2-mapping.
 

Author(s): Bettina Baeßler, Frank Schaarschmidt, Anastasia Dick, Christian Stehning, Bernhard Schnackenburg, Guido Michels, David Maintz, Alexander C Bunck

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The purpose of the present study was to investigate the diagnostic value of T2-mapping in acute myocarditis (ACM) and to define cut-off values for edema detection.

Last Updated: 24 Dec 2015

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Functional and Morphological Parameters with Tissue Characterization of Cardiovascular Magnetic Imaging in Clinically Verified "Infarct-like Myocarditis".
 

Author(s): J Schwab, H-J Rogg, M Pauschinger, K Fessele, T Bareiter, I Bär, R Loose

Journal: Rofo. 2016 Apr;188(4):365-73.

 

Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) has increasingly proved to be a valuable diagnostic tool for evaluating patients with suspected myocarditis. The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of functional and morphological parameters including tissue characterization ...

Last Updated: 23 Mar 2016

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The terms "Myocarditis" returned 93 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Patterns and clinical manifestations of tuberculous myocarditis: a systematic review of cases.
 

Author(s): Brian Nyasani Michira, Faraj Omar Alkizim, Duncan Mwangangi Matheka

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Tuberculosis is a rare cause of myocarditis. It is however associated with a high mortality when it occurs and is often diagnosed at post-mortem. Tuberculous myocarditis prevalence in males is twice that in females. Most of the reported cases of tuberculous myocarditis are predominantly ...

Last Updated: 2 Sep 2015

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A case report of eosinophilic myocarditis and a review of the relevant literature.
 

Author(s): Haiying Li, Zhenyu Dai, Binqiao Wang, Weijian Huang

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Eosinophilic myocarditis (EM) is a relatively rare condition that may result from parasitic infections and allergic disease. Antituberculosis drugs may lead to focal myocardial infiltration by eosinophils (eosinophilic myocarditis). Symptoms may be severe, and, lead to rapidly-fatal ...

Last Updated: 18 Apr 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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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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DEtection of Cellular Inflammation With FERumoxytol in the HEART
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cardiac Transplant; Cardiac Sarcoid; Myocarditis; Healthy Volunteers

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2015

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