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

Characterization of Benign Myocarditis Using Quantitative Delayed-Enhancement Imaging Based on Molli T1 Mapping.
 

Author(s): Marcel Toussaint, Raymond J Gilles, Noura Azzabou, Benjamin Marty, Alexandre Vignaud, Andreas Greiser, Pierre G Carlier

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Oct;94(43):e1868.

 

Delayed contrast enhancement after injection of a gadolinium-chelate (Gd-chelate) is a reference imaging method to detect myocardial tissue changes. Its localization within the thickness of the myocardial wall allows differentiating various pathological processes such as myocardial ...

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2015

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Acute Myocarditis and Myopathy as Presenting Manifestations of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection.
 

Author(s): Dan Kiselnik, Arik Wolak, Mahmoud Abu-Shakra, Anna Basok

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2015 Aug;17(8):524-5.

 

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2015

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Inhibition of Histone Deacetylase Activity Aggravates Coxsackievirus B3-Induced Myocarditis by Promoting Viral Replication and Myocardial Apoptosis.
 

Author(s): Lei Zhou, Xiran He, Bo Gao, Sidong Xiong

Journal: J. Virol.. 2015 Oct;89(20):10512-23.

 

Viral myocarditis, which is most prevalently caused by coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3), is a serious clinical condition characterized by excessive myocardial inflammation. Recent studies suggest that regulation of protein acetylation levels by inhibiting histone deacetylase (HDAC) activity ...

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2015

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

A case report of eosinophilic myocarditis and a review of the relevant literature.
 

Author(s): Haiying Li, Zhenyu Dai, Binqiao Wang, Weijian Huang

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Eosinophilic myocarditis (EM) is a relatively rare condition that may result from parasitic infections and allergic disease. Antituberculosis drugs may lead to focal myocardial infiltration by eosinophils (eosinophilic myocarditis). Symptoms may be severe, and, lead to rapidly-fatal ...

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2015

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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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Myocarditis Registry for Children and Adolescents - MYKKE
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myocarditis

 

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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ACAM2000® Myopericarditis Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myocarditis; Pericarditis

 

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2015

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DEtection of Cellular Inflammation With FERumoxytol in the HEART
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cardiac Transplant; Cardiac Sarcoid; Myocarditis; Healthy Volunteers

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2015

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