Myocarditis and Pericarditis After Vaccination for COVID-19
This study investigates the incidence of myocarditis and pericarditis emergency department or inpatient hospital encounters before COVID-19 vaccine availability (January 2019 –January 2021) and during a COVID-19 vaccination period (February-May 2021) in a large US health care system.
Sweden ’s health agency cited an apparent increase in cases of myocarditis and pericarditis, but highlighted the risk of being affected was very small.
Conditions: Myocarditis; Pericarditis Intervention: Sponsor: Ottawa Heart Institute Research Corporation Recruiting
Information for healthcare professionals on myocarditis and pericarditis following COVID-19 vaccination.
This study was performed to answer the urgent questions about the basic epidemiology and clinical course of myocarditis/pericarditis in hospitalized patients prior to the introduction of COVID-19 vaccines in pediatric population.METHODS: A retrospective medical record analysis including frequency, clinical characteristics, etiology and outcome of myocarditis/pericarditis was conducted in 17 years and younger patients who were hospitalized in two referral hospitals in Korea between 2010 and 2019.RESULTS: Total 142 patients with myocarditis (n = 119) and/or pericarditis (n = 23) were identified. Median age was 5.4 years (int...