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

Myocardial Edema without Fibrosis by Magnetic Resonance T2 Mapping in Acute Chagas' Myocarditis.
 

Author(s): Andréa Silvestre de Sousa, Maria Eduarda Derenne, Alejandro Marcel Hasslocher-Moreno, Sérgio Salles Xavier, Ilan Gottlieb

Journal: Arq. Bras. Cardiol.. 2017 Oct;109(4):378-379.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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CX3CR1 knockout aggravates Coxsackievirus B3-induced myocarditis.
 

Author(s): Irene Müller, Kathleen Pappritz, Konstantinos Savvatis, Kerstin Puhl, Fengquan Dong, Muhammad El-Shafeey, Nazha Hamdani, Isabell Hamann, Michel Noutsias, Carmen Infante-Duarte, Wolfgang A Linke, Sophie Van Linthout, Carsten Tschöpe

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Studies on inflammatory disorders elucidated the pivotal role of the CX3CL1/CX3CR1 axis with respect to the pathophysiology and diseases progression. Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3)-induced myocarditis is associated with severe cardiac inflammation, which may progress to heart failure. We ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Predictive Value of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Derived Myocardial Strain for Poor Outcomes in Patients with Acute Myocarditis.
 

Author(s): Ji Won Lee, Yeon Joo Jeong, Geewon Lee, Nam Kyung Lee, Hye Won Lee, Jin You Kim, Bum-Sung Choi, Ki Seok Choo

Journal: Korean J Radiol. ;18(4):643-654.

 

To evaluate the utility of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR)-derived myocardial strain measurement for the prediction of poor outcomes in patients with acute myocarditis.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Myocarditis" returned 92 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: 31 Dec 1969

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The Quest for New Approaches in Myocarditis and Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy.
 

Author(s): Stephane Heymans, Urs Eriksson, Jukka Lehtonen, Leslie T Cooper

Journal: J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.. 2016 Nov;68(21):2348-2364.

 

Myocarditis is a diverse group of heart-specific immune processes classified by clinical and histopathological manifestations. Up to 40% of dilated cardiomyopathy is associated with inflammation or viral infection. Recent experimental studies revealed complex regulatory roles for ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Relevance of cardiac parvovirus B19 in myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy: review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Job Verdonschot, Mark Hazebroek, Jort Merken, Yannick Debing, Robert Dennert, Hans-Peter Brunner-La Rocca, Stephane Heymans

Journal: Eur. J. Heart Fail.. 2016 Dec;18(12):1430-1441.

 

Over the last decade, parvovirus B19 (B19V) has frequently been linked to the pathogenesis of myocarditis (MC) and its progression towards dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). The exact role of the presence of B19V and its load remains controversial, as this virus is also found in the heart ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Last Updated: 22 Nov 2017

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Anakinra Versus Placebo for the Treatment of Acute MyocarditIS
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Acute Myocarditis

 

Last Updated: 13 Jun 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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