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): JosĂ© L Xavier, Alexandre de Matos Soeiro, Antonio S S A Lopes, Guilherme S Spina, Carlos V Serrano, MĂșcio 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 75 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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The role of sex differences in autophagy in the heart during coxsackievirus B3-induced myocarditis.
 

Author(s): Andreas Koenig, Adam Sateriale, Ralph C Budd, Sally A Huber, Iwona A Buskiewicz

Journal: J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2014 Mar;7(2):182-91.

 

Under normal conditions, autophagy maintains cardiomyocyte health and integrity through turnover of organelles. During stress, oxygen and nutrient deprivation, or microbial infection, autophagy prolongs cardiomyocyte survival. Sex differences in induction of cell death may to some ...

Last Updated: 26 Feb 2014

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Relevance of molecular mimicry in the mediation of infectious myocarditis.
 

Author(s): Chandirasegaran Massilamany, Sally A Huber, Madeleine W Cunningham, Jay Reddy

Journal: J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2014 Mar;7(2):165-71.

 

Heart disease, the leading cause of death in humans, is estimated to affect one in four American adults in some form. One predominant cause of heart failure in young adults is myocarditis, which can lead to the development of dilated cardiomyopathy, a major indication for heart transplantation. ...

Last Updated: 26 Feb 2014

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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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