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 896 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Fulminant Myocarditis with Combination Immune Checkpoint Blockade.
 

Author(s): Douglas B Johnson, Justin M Balko, Margaret L Compton, Spyridon Chalkias, Joshua Gorham, Yaomin Xu, Mellissa Hicks, Igor Puzanov, Matthew R Alexander, Tyler L Bloomer, Jason R Becker, David A Slosky, Elizabeth J Phillips, Mark A Pilkinton, Laura Craig-Owens, Nina Kola, Gregory Plautz, Daniel S Reshef, Jonathan S Deutsch, Raquel P Deering, Benjamin A Olenchock, Andrew H Lichtman, Dan M Roden, Christine E Seidman, Igor J Koralnik, Jonathan G Seidman, Robert D Hoffman, Janis M Taube, Luis A Diaz, Robert A Anders, Jeffrey A Sosman, Javid J Moslehi

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 Nov;375(18):1749-1755.

 

Immune checkpoint inhibitors have improved clinical outcomes associated with numerous cancers, but high-grade, immune-related adverse events can occur, particularly with combination immunotherapy. We report the cases of two patients with melanoma in whom fatal myocarditis developed ...

Last Updated: 2 Nov 2016

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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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Adult-onset Still's disease with myocarditis and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: Rare manifestation with fatal outcome.
 

Author(s): Devika Gupta, Rajat Jagani, Satish Mendonca, Khushi Ram Rathi

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;59(1):84-6.

 

Adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a rare inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology characterized by fever, evanescent pink salmon rash, arthritis, and multiorgan involvement. Here, we report an unusual manifestation of AOSD in a 40-year-old male who presented to our hospital with ...

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2016

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The terms "Myocarditis" returned 93 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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Anakinra Versus Placebo for the Treatment of Acute MyocarditIS
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Acute Myocarditis

 

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2017

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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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