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

A Case of Eosinophilic Myocarditis Associated with Cardiogenic Shock.
 

Author(s): Hideki Ozawa, Akiko Taoda, Takuma Shinoda, Hidetaka Yanagi, Masayuki Oki, Atsushi Takagi

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The patient was a 32-year-old man with a previous history of bronchial asthma. He was admitted with chief complaints of dyspnea and skin rash associated with itching of the palms and soles of the feet, which began 2 weeks earlier. Because of the presence of cardiac failure and increase ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Myocardial Edema without Fibrosis by Magnetic Resonance T2 Mapping in Acute Chagas' Myocarditis.
 

Author(s): Andréa Silvestre de Sousa, Maria Eduarda Derenne, Alejandro Marcel Hasslocher-Moreno, Sérgio Salles Xavier, Ilan Gottlieb

Journal: Arq. Bras. Cardiol.. 2017 Oct;109(4):378-379.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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CX3CR1 knockout aggravates Coxsackievirus B3-induced myocarditis.
 

Author(s): Irene Müller, Kathleen Pappritz, Konstantinos Savvatis, Kerstin Puhl, Fengquan Dong, Muhammad El-Shafeey, Nazha Hamdani, Isabell Hamann, Michel Noutsias, Carmen Infante-Duarte, Wolfgang A Linke, Sophie Van Linthout, Carsten Tschöpe

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Studies on inflammatory disorders elucidated the pivotal role of the CX3CL1/CX3CR1 axis with respect to the pathophysiology and diseases progression. Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3)-induced myocarditis is associated with severe cardiac inflammation, which may progress to heart failure. We ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Myocarditis" returned 93 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.

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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 ...

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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: 31 Aug 2017

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