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

Myocarditis mimicking an acute coronary syndrome.
 

Author(s): Wissem Sdiri, Dorra Mbarek, Hedi Ben Slima, Salma Longo, Mohamed Rachid Boujnah

Journal: Tunis Med. 2013 Dec;91(12):746.

 

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2014

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Eosinophilic myocarditis: two case reports and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Jacques Rizkallah, Angela Desautels, Amrit Malik, Shelley Zieroth, Davinder Jassal, Farrukh Hussain, Francisco Cordova

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Eosinophilic myocarditis is a rare and often under-diagnosed subtype of myocarditis with only around 30 cases published in the medical literature. In this article we present two patients with eosinophilic myocarditis with the aim to demonstrate the often elusive nature of the disease ...

Last Updated: 24 Dec 2013

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Acute regional myocarditis with normal ventricular wall motion diagnosed by two-dimensional speckle tracking imaging.
 

Author(s): Sang Jin Ha, Jong Shin Woo, Se Hwan Kwon, Chi Hyuk Oh, Kwon Sam Kim, Jong-Hoa Bae, Woo-Shik Kim

Journal: Korean J. Intern. Med.. 2013 Nov;28(6):732-5.

 

Last Updated: 5 Dec 2013

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The terms "Myocarditis" returned 67 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Epidemiology and diagnosis of viral myocarditis.
 

Author(s): Shichao Lv, Jie Rong, Shunv Ren, Meifang Wu, Meng Li, Yaping Zhu, Junping Zhang

Journal: Hellenic J Cardiol. ;54(5):382-91.

 

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2013

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Advances in monoclonal antibody application in myocarditis.
 

Author(s): Li-na Han, Shuang He, Yu-tang Wang, Li-ming Yang, Si-yu Liu, Ting Zhang

Journal: J Zhejiang Univ Sci B. 2013 Aug;14(8):676-87.

 

Monoclonal antibodies have become a part of daily preparation technologies in many laboratories. Attempts have been made to apply monoclonal antibodies to open a new train of thought for clinical treatments of autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases, cancer, and other immune-associated ...

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2013

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Acute viral myocarditis: current concepts in diagnosis and treatment.
 

Author(s): Ayelet Shauer, Israel Gotsman, Andre Keren, Donna R Zwas, Yaron Hellman, Ronen Durst, Dan Admon

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2013 Mar;15(3):180-5.

 

Acute myocarditis is one of the most challenging diseases to diagnose and treat in cardiology. The true incidence of the disease is unknown. Viral infection is the most common etiology. Modern techniques have improved the ability to diagnose specific viral pathogens in the myocardium. ...

Last Updated: 13 May 2013

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Myocarditis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myocarditis

 

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2014

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Study of Muromonab-CD3 and Cyclosporine in Patients With Giant Cell Myocarditis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myocarditis

 

Last Updated: 23 Jun 2005

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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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