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

Native T1-mapping detects the location, extent and patterns of acute myocarditis without the need for gadolinium contrast agents.
 

Author(s): Vanessa M Ferreira, Stefan K Piechnik, Erica Dall'Armellina, Theodoros D Karamitsos, Jane M Francis, Ntobeko Ntusi, Cameron Holloway, Robin P Choudhury, Attila Kardos, Matthew D Robson, Matthias G Friedrich, Stefan Neubauer

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Acute myocarditis can be diagnosed on cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) using multiple techniques, including late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging, which requires contrast administration. Native T1-mapping is significantly more sensitive than LGE and conventional T2-weighted ...

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2014

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Clinically manifested myocarditis in acute rheumatic fever.
 

Author(s): José L Xavier, Alexandre de Matos Soeiro, Antonio S S A Lopes, Guilherme S Spina, Carlos V Serrano, Múcio T Oliveira

Journal: Arq. Bras. Cardiol.. 2014 Feb;102(2):e17-20.

 

Last Updated: 28 Mar 2014

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Recurrent lymphocytic myocarditis in a young male with ulcerative colitis.
 

Author(s): Varnavas C Varnavas, Nico Reinsch, Mareike Perrey, Felix Nensa, Thomas Schlosser, Hideo A Baba, Guido Gerken, Raimund Erbel, Rolf A Janosi, Antonios Katsounas

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Awareness of myocarditis in association with inflammatory bowel diseases is crucial as it bears a rare but serious risk for mortality. This report describes the case of a young Caucasian male, whose heart biopsy was tested negative for giant cells and bacterial or viral genomes or ...

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2014

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The terms "Myocarditis" returned 70 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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Current state of knowledge on aetiology, diagnosis, management, and therapy of myocarditis: a position statement of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases.
 

Author(s): Alida L P Caforio, Sabine Pankuweit, Eloisa Arbustini, Cristina Basso, Juan Gimeno-Blanes, Stephan B Felix, Michael Fu, Tiina Heliö, Stephane Heymans, Roland Jahns, Karin Klingel, Ales Linhart, Bernhard Maisch, William McKenna, Jens Mogensen, Yigal M Pinto, Arsen Ristic, Heinz-Peter Schultheiss, Hubert Seggewiss, Luigi Tavazzi, Gaetano Thiene, Ali Yilmaz, Philippe Charron, Perry M Elliott,

Journal: Eur. Heart J.. 2013 Sep;34(33):2636-48, 2648a-2648d.

 

In this position statement of the ESC Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases an expert consensus group reviews the current knowledge on clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis, and proposes new diagnostic criteria for clinically suspected myocarditis ...

Last Updated: 2 Sep 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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