Myocarditis

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

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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Influence of echocardiographic measurements and renal impairments on the prognosis of fulminant myocarditis.
 

Author(s): Mingzhu Xu, Tingbo Jiang, Yafeng Zhou, Xiangjun Yang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Feb;97(5):e9812.

 

Fulminant myocarditis is a severe cardiac emergency that may lead to death if effective cardiopulmonary supports are not provided. This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic predictors in patients with fulminant myocarditis.We retrospectively analyzed the clinical characteristics, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Various Cardiac Abnormalities Caused by Bacterial Myocarditis.
 

Author(s): Jin Komuro, Kazutaka Ueda, Mitsunobu Kaneko, Shuya Nitta, Masashi Kasao, Munehiro Yokoyama

Journal: Int Heart J. 2018 ;59(1):229-232.

 

A 69-year-old woman without any past disease history was hospitalized for heart failure. After hospitalization, she showed myocardial infarction, atrioventricular dissociation, and cardiac dysfunction, and finally she passed away despite intensive care. Autopsy revealed that the cardiac ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Myocarditis" returned 95 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 ...

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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