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

Myocarditis with Immune Checkpoint Blockade.
 

Author(s): Javid J Moslehi, Douglas B Johnson, Jeffrey A Sosman

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2017 01;376(3):292.

 

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2017

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A Pitfall in the Diagnosis of Eosinophilic Myocarditis in a Patient who Received Steroid Therapy.
 

Author(s): Yusuke Watanabe, Hiroshi Wada, Kenichi Sakakura, Hideo Fujita, Shin-Ichi Momomura

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2017 ;56(2):157-161.

 

Eosinophilic myocarditis is a rare form of myocardial inflammation that is characterized by the infiltration of eosinophilic cells into the myocardium. The clinical symptoms of eosinophilic myocarditis are similar to those of acute coronary syndrome, and eosinophilic myocarditis sometimes ...

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2017

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Analysis of the Indicating Value of Cardiac Troponin I, Tumor Necrosis Factor-α, Interleukin-18, Mir-1 and Mir-146b for Viral Myocarditis among Children.
 

Author(s): Dahui Wang, Taijun Li, Hongjie Cui, Yanming Zhang

Journal: Cell. Physiol. Biochem.. 2016 ;40(6):1325-1333.

 

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the diagnosis effect of serum protein factors and microRNAs for children suffering from viral myocarditis (VMC).

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2016

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The terms "Myocarditis" returned 87 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A case report and literature review of Churg-Strauss syndrome presenting with myocarditis.
 

Author(s): Lu Qiao, Dengfeng Gao

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Dec;95(51):e5080.

 

Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a multisystem disorder characterized by asthma, prominent peripheral blood eosinophilia, and vasculitis signs.

Last Updated: 21 Dec 2016

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Modern Imaging of Myocarditis: Possibilities and Challenges
 

Author(s): B Baeßler, M Schmidt, C Lücke, S Blazek, P Ou, D Maintz, A C Bunck

Journal: Rofo. 2016 10;188(10):915-25.

 

Myocarditis is known as the chameleon of cardiac diseases. The symptoms and the course of disease vary greatly so that it is often challenging to establish a diagnosis. Early and accurate diagnosis is of utmost importance, since myocarditis is one of the leading causes of sudden cardiac ...

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2016

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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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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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