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

[Acute coronary syndrome with ST-segment elevation revealing acute myocarditis in a young patient with normal coronaries].
 

Author(s): Houssam Laachach, Bachrif Mohamed, Ilham Benahmed, Alaa Fliti, Noha El Ouafi

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Acute coronary syndromes may occur in young adults and have a non-atheromatous origin. We report the case of a young man admitted with acute coronary artery disease with systematic ST-segment elevation. Coronarography showed no abnormality and MRI confirmed acute myocarditis. Outcome ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Prognostic Improvement of Acute Necrotizing Eosinophilic Myocarditis (ANEM) Through a Rapid Pathological Diagnosis and Appropriate Therapy.
 

Author(s): Akihiko Yonenaga, Eriko Hasumi, Katsuhito Fujiu, Aya Ushiku, Masaru Hatano, Jiro Ando, Hiroyuki Morita, Masafumi Watanabe, Issei Komuro

Journal: Int Heart J. 2018 May;59(3):641-646.

 

We present the case of a patient with acute necrotizing eosinophilic myocarditis (ANEM) who rapidly recovered after receiving high-dose corticosteroid therapy. A previously healthy 29-year-old woman presented to our hospital with abdominal pain, nausea, and fever that had lasted for ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Fulminant myocarditis in children. Continuous renal replacement therapy to the rescue?
 

Author(s): Patrick M Honore, Herbert D Spapen

Journal: Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2017 11;63(11):941-942.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Myocarditis" returned 96 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cardiac Autoimmunity: Myocarditis.
 

Author(s): William Bracamonte-Baran, Daniela Čiháková

Journal: Adv. Exp. Med. Biol.. 2017 ;1003():187-221.

 

Myocarditis is the inflammation of the muscle tissues of the heart (myocardium). After a pathologic cardiac-specific inflammatory process, it may progress to chronic damage and dilated cardiomyopathy. The latter is characterized by systolic dysfunction, whose clinical correlate is ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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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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Clinical Assessment of New Treatment Regimen for Adult Fulminant Myocarditis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Fulminant Myocarditis

 

Last Updated: 2 May 2018

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