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 634 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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Use your head and your heart: a brain injury biomarker shows promise in assessing myocarditis.
 

Author(s): Elizabeth Webb

Journal: Future Cardiol. 2014 Mar;10(2):161-2.

 

Last Updated: 25 Apr 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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The terms "Myocarditis" returned 71 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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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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Management of pericarditis and myocarditis: could heart-rate-reducing drugs hold a promise?
 

Author(s): François Roubille, François Tournoux, Camille Roubille, Nolwenn Merlet, Jean-Marc Davy, Eric Rhéaume, David Busseuil, Jean-Claude Tardif

Journal: Arch Cardiovasc Dis. 2013 Dec;106(12):672-9.

 

Rest is usually recommended in acute pericarditis and acute myocarditis. Given that myocarditis often leads to hospitalization, this task seems easy to carry out in hospital practice; however, it could be a real challenge at home in daily life. Heart rate-lowering treatments (mainly ...

Last Updated: 2 Dec 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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Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Acute Myocarditis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myocarditis

 

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2014

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