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

Myocarditis after administration of clozapine.
 

Author(s): K Kontoangelos, S Loizos, J Kanakakis, N Smyrnis, M Economou, J D Bergiannaki, G N Papadimitriou

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2014 Aug;18(16):2383-6.

 

Clozapine is an atypical antpsychotic medication with established efficacy in patients diagnosed of resistant schizophrenia. However, clozapine has multiple side effects. Cardiac complications such as myocarditis and cardiomyopathy have always been related with treatment with clozapine.

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2014

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MiR-155 and miR-148a reduce cardiac injury by inhibiting NF-κB pathway during acute viral myocarditis.
 

Author(s): J-L Bao, L Lin

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2014 Aug;18(16):2349-56.

 

Acute viral myocarditis (VM) is an important cause of sudden cardiac death and heart failure in healthy young person. Its pathogenesis is based on an adverse immune response evoked by infection of the cardiac muscle by cardiotropic viruses especially Coxackievirus B3 (CVB3). MicroRNAs ...

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2014

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Intravenous immunoglobulin in children with acute myocarditis and/or early dilated cardiomyopathy.
 

Author(s): Amarendra N Prasad, Sanjay Chaudhary

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2014 Jul;51(7):583-4.

 

We retrospectively studied medical records of all children with acute myocarditis and/or early DCM admitted to the Pediatric Critical Care Unit of our hospital between January 2010 and December 2012 were reviewed. 28 patients were included in the study, of which 12 were treated with ...

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2014

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The terms "Myocarditis" returned 76 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis].
 

Author(s): Lin-Lin Wu, Bo Han

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2014 Dec;16(12):1283-8.

 

Myocarditis is a focal or diffuse inflammatory process of the myocardium. Along with the deepening of research, there are new technological advances which are useful to the diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging has become a useful noninvasive ...

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2014

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Myocarditis, pancreatitis, polyarthritis, mononeuritis multiplex and vasculitis with symmetrical peripheral gangrene of the lower extremities as a rare presentation of leptospirosis: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Periklis Panagopoulos, Irene Terzi, Michail Karanikas, Nikolaos Galanopoulos, Efstratios Maltezos

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Leptospirosis is a zoonosis caused by the spirochete, Leptospira interrogans. While most cases of leptospirosis are mild to moderate, the course may be complicated by multiorgan dysfunction. We present a rare case of leptospirosis with acute myocarditis, pancreatitis, polyarthritis, ...

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2014

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The role of sex differences in autophagy in the heart during coxsackievirus B3-induced myocarditis.
 

Author(s): Andreas Koenig, Adam Sateriale, Ralph C Budd, Sally A Huber, Iwona A Buskiewicz

Journal: J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2014 Mar;7(2):182-91.

 

Under normal conditions, autophagy maintains cardiomyocyte health and integrity through turnover of organelles. During stress, oxygen and nutrient deprivation, or microbial infection, autophagy prolongs cardiomyocyte survival. Sex differences in induction of cell death may to some ...

Last Updated: 26 Feb 2014

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Myocarditis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myocarditis

 

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2014

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Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Acute Myocarditis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myocarditis

 

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2014

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CMR in Patients With Myocarditis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Suspected Acute Myocarditis

 

Last Updated: 9 Oct 2013

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