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 840 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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[Clinical features and prognostic factors in children with fulminant myocarditis].
 

Author(s): Liang Pei, Ni Yang, Yu-Hang Yang, Zhang-Yan Guo, Wei Xu, Chun-Feng Liu

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2015 Nov;17(11):1232-6.

 

To investigate the clinical features and prognostic factors in children with fulminant myocarditis.

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2015

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Last Updated: 27 Nov 2015

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The terms "Myocarditis" returned 88 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Fulminant type 1 diabetes mellitus and fulminant viral myocarditis. A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Nobumasa Ohara, Masanori Kaneko, Hirohiko Kuwano, Katsuya Ebe, Toshio Fujita, Tsuneo Nagai, Tatsuo Furukawa, Yoshifusa Aizawa, Kyuzi Kamoi

Journal: Int Heart J. 2015 ;56(2):239-44.

 

A 35-year-old Japanese woman was admitted with coma following flu-like symptoms. She was diagnosed with diabetic ketoacidosis and fulminant type 1 diabetes (FT1D) and received intravenous infusion of insulin and saline. The next day, the ketoacidosis disappeared, and she recovered ...

Last Updated: 23 Mar 2015

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[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 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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ACAM2000® Myopericarditis Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myocarditis; Pericarditis

 

Last Updated: 16 Mar 2016

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