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

Increased risk of ventricular tachycardia and cardiovascular death in patients with myocarditis during the long-term follow-up: A national representative cohort from the National Health Insurance Research Database.
 

Author(s): Abigail Louise D Te, Tao-Cheng Wu, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Yun-Yu Chen, Fa-Po Chung, Shih-Lin Chang, Li-Wei Lo, Yu-Feng Hu, Ta-Chuan Tuan, Tze-Fan Chao, Jo-Nan Liao, Kuo-Liong Chien, Chin-Yu Lin, Yao-Ting Chang, Shih-Ann Chen

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 May;96(18):e6633.

 

The incidence of acute myocarditis complicated with ventricular tachycardia (VT) is unknown. This study aimed to investigate the association between myocarditis and the incidence of VT and mortality. We also aimed to determine the independent predictors that increased the VT risk ...

Last Updated: 4 May 2017

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Successful treatment of fulminant Lyme myocarditis with mechanical circulatory support in a young male adult: a case report.
 

Author(s): Željko Župan, Dino Mijatović, Igor Medved, Snježana Kraljić, Jurica Juranić, Berislav Barbalić, Marin Oštrić

Journal: Croat. Med. J.. 2017 Apr;58(2):185-193.

 

We describe the case of fulminant myocarditis due to Lyme disease and use of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) for the treatment of the Lyme carditis associated with refractory cardiogenic shock. Fulminant Lyme myocarditis in young adult male patient led to a sudden onset of acute, ...

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2017

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Fulminant Myocarditis With Prolonged Active Lymphocytic Infiltration After Hemodynamic Recovery.
 

Author(s): Muneyoshi Tanimura, Kaoru Dohi, Kyoko Imanaka-Yoshida, Taku Omori, Keishi Moriwaki, Shiro Nakamori, Norikazu Yamada, Masaaki Ito

Journal: Int Heart J. 2017 Apr;58(2):294-297.

 

Fulminant myocarditis is a highly mortal syndrome. Meanwhile, the clinical course in surviving patients is generally self-limiting. This is a rare case of fulminant myocarditis with prolonged lymphocytic infiltration after hemodynamic recovery. A 64-year-old man was diagnosed with ...

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2017

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The terms "Myocarditis" returned 86 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: 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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Evaluation of Spectral Cardiac CT for the Diagnosis of Acute Myocarditis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Patients With Suspected Acute Myocarditis

 

Last Updated: 22 May 2017

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