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

Microtubule inhibition therapy by colchicine in severe myocarditis especially caused by Epstein-Barr and cytomegalovirus co-infection during a two-year period: a novel therapeutic approach.
 

Author(s): Nazmi Gultekin, Emine Kucukates

Journal: J Pak Med Assoc. 2014 Dec;64(12):1420-3.

 

The co-infection of Epstein-Barr virus and Cytomegalovirus rarely gains multi-pathogenicity and leads to viral myocarditis. Also, it may lead to progressive heart failure or sudden death. We present a case series of five patients who were monitored for the impact of low-dose colchicine ...

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2015

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Idiopathic systemic granulomatous pathology causing sudden death due to myocarditis: a rare case report.
 

Author(s): Harpal Singh, Ramesh Kundal

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;58(1):99-101.

 

Idiopathic granulomatous myocarditis is extremely rare, particularly since the introduction of drugs effective against tuberculosis (TB), viruses, fungi and the effective treatment of sarcoidosis. Here is a case of a 65-year-old female prisoner having history of sudden collapse and ...

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2015

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Long term biventricular support with Berlin Heart Excor in a Septuagenarian with giant-cell myocarditis.
 

Author(s): Christian Bireta, Theodor Tirilomis, Marius Grossmann, Bernhard Unsöld, Rolf Wachter, Thorsten Perl, Ahmad Fawad Jebran, Friedrich Albert Schoendube, Aron Frederik Popov

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Giant-cell myocarditis (GCM) is known as a rare, rapidly progressive, and frequently fatal myocardial disease in young and middle-aged adults. We report about a 76 year old male patient who underwent implantation with a biventricular Berlin Heart Excor system at the age of 74 due ...

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2015

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The terms "Myocarditis" returned 80 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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The global burden of myocarditis: part 1: a systematic literature review for the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2010 study.
 

Author(s): Leslie T Cooper, Andre Keren, Karen Sliwa, Akira Matsumori, George A Mensah

Journal: Glob Heart. 2014 Mar;9(1):121-9.

 

Myocarditis contributes to the global burden of cardiovascular disease primarily through sudden death and dilated cardiomyopathy. A systematic approach to identify the cardiovascular mortality and major morbidity attributable to myocarditis has not been performed. A writing group ...

Last Updated: 29 Nov 2014

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Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Acute Myocarditis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myocarditis

 

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2014

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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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ACAM2000® Myopericarditis Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myocarditis; Pericarditis

 

Last Updated: 27 Nov 2014

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