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

Meningococcemia complicated by myocarditis in a 16-year-old young man: a case report.
 

Author(s): Rania Bouneb, Manel Mellouli, Haifa Regaieg, Senda Majdoub, Imed Chouchène, Mohamed Boussarsar

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Fulminant meningococcemia is a relatively rare life-threatening disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis. The clinical presentation is varied, but, when associated with myocarditis, it carries a particularly poor prognosis. We report a case of a patient with fulminant meningococcemia ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Left and right ventricular strain in the course of acute myocarditis: a cardiovascular magnetic resonance study.
 

Author(s): Julian A Luetkens, Pauline Petry, Daniel Kuetting, Darius Dabir, Frederic C Schmeel, Rami Homsi, Hans H Schild, Daniel Thomas

Journal: Rofo. 2018 08;190(8):722-732.

 

To investigate the degree of impairment in left (LV) and right ventricular (RV) myocardial strain parameters over the course of acute myocarditis and to evaluate its value for the prediction of functional recovery upon follow-up.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[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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The terms "Myocarditis" returned 92 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Update on myocarditis].
 

Author(s): M Moonen, P Lancellotti

Journal: Rev Med Liege. 2018 May;73(5-6):269-276.

 

Myocarditis is an illness characterized by myocardial infiltration with inflammatory cells and non-ischemic myocytic necrosis. The clinical presentation of myocarditis varies widely and diagnosis is sometimes difficult to establish. The current incidence of myocarditis is also difficult ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A young female presenting with heart failure secondary to eosinophilic myocarditis: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Priyantha Udaya Kumara Ralapanawa, Kulatunga Wijekoon Mudiyanselage Pramitha Prabhashini Kumarihamy, Miriyalini Sundararajah, Widana Arachchilage Thilak Ananda Jayalath

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Eosinophilic myocarditis is one of the fatal complications of idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndromes. Given the rarity of this form of myocarditis, it is often under-recognized. We describe a young girl who presented with features of heart failure. To our knowledge, this is the first ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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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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