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

The Impact of Circulating Mitochondrial DNA on Cardiomyocyte Apoptosis and Myocardial Injury After TLR4 Activation in Experimental Autoimmune Myocarditis.
 

Author(s): Bangwei Wu, Huanchun Ni, Jian Li, Xinyu Zhuang, Jinjin Zhang, Zhiyong Qi, Qiying Chen, Zhichao Wen, Haiming Shi, Xinping Luo, Bo Jin

Journal: Cell. Physiol. Biochem.. 2017 ;42(2):713-728.

 

Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), acting as a newly found 'danger-associated molecular patterns' (DAMPs), is released into circulation upon tissue injury and performs as a considerable activator of inflammation and immune response. However, the role of circulating mtDNA in experimental autoimmune ...

Last Updated: 15 Jun 2017

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Refractory adult-onset Still disease complicated by macrophage activation syndrome and acute myocarditis: A case report treated with high doses (8 mg/kg/d) of anakinra.
 

Author(s): Federico Parisi, Annamaria Paglionico, Valentina Varriano, Gianfranco Ferraccioli, Elisa Gremese

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jun;96(24):e6656.

 

Myocarditis is a rare but potentially fatal complication of Still's disease (about 7% of total cases).

Last Updated: 14 Jun 2017

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A Survival Case of Fulminant Right-Side Dominant Eosinophilic Myocarditis.
 

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

Journal: Int Heart J. 2017 May;58(3):459-462.

 

A 59-year-old Japanese woman was admitted to a nearby hospital with dyspnea and general malaise. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed right ventricular (RV) dilatation with severely reduced systolic function and leftward shift of the intraventricular septum. She was initially diagnosed ...

Last Updated: 12 May 2017

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The terms "Myocarditis" returned 87 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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Viral myocarditis.
 

Author(s): Noel R Rose

Journal: Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2016 Jul;28(4):383-9.

 

The article traces the pathways leading from viral infection of the heart by coxsackievirus B3 to autoimmune myocarditis in its various manifestations.

Last Updated: 25 May 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: 24 Jul 2017

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