New AHA Statement on Management of Fulminant Myocarditis New AHA Statement on Management of Fulminant Myocarditis
Fulminant myocarditis is a rare, postentially lethal but treatable condition that may be increasing because of novel drugs. Early detection and intervention are key, a new statement concludes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

What Is the Classic Clinical Presentation of Pericarditis?
Discussion The pericardium is a bi-layered membrane that envelops the heart and provides a barrier to prevent disease and also decreases friction as the heart moves. Pericarditis is the inflammation of pericardium. The incidence is underreported as asymptomatic or mild disease may go unrecognized. From hospitalized patient data, 0.2-5% of patients with various cardiac disease had pericarditis. An incidence rate for hospitalizations of 3.32 per 100,000 person years has been cited. Percarditis occurs more often in adolescent males. Treatment of the underlying cause or suspected cause is important, along with close monitorin...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 13, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Man, 25, spends every Halloween in hospital with a life-threatening heart condition
Chris Bull, of High Wycombe, was first rushed to hospital with myocarditis in 2012. He claims doctors said it wouldn't occur again after treatment. But he has been back every Halloween for seven years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guidance Issued for Management of Fulminant Myocarditis
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 -- In a scientific statement from the American Heart Association, published online Jan. 6 in Circulation, considerations are presented for the recognition and initial management of fulminant myocarditis (FM). Noting that FM... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Two MRI indicators predict Fabry disease adverse events
How can clinicians best use cardiac MRI to identify which patients with Fabry...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Imaging criteria for congenital heart disease released 3D printing helps unravel rare cardiac anomalies 3D MRI enables contrast-free evaluation of cardiac strain Cardiac MRI plan hikes myocarditis detection rate MRI aids in assessing cocaine-related heart damage (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Myocarditis As a Lupus Challenge: Two Case Reports Myocarditis As a Lupus Challenge: Two Case Reports
These two cases illustrate the need to consider myocarditis as an uncommon presenting manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Cellular calpain proteases can cleave the enteroviral polyprotein
(University of Jyv ä skyl ä - Jyv ä skyl ä n yliopisto) Enteroviruses can cause severe diseases such as encephalitis or myocarditis, and have been associated with chronic diseases such as type 1 diabetes. In her dissertation at the University of Jyvaskyla M.Sc Mira Laajala focuses on viral and host cell factors that promote the infection of enterovirus B species after cell entry. The research showed that in addition to enteroviral proteases, cellular calpain proteases can cleave the enteroviral polyprotein. The information may possibly be used in antiviral development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Microbiota-derived peptide mimics drive lethal inflammatory cardiomyopathy
Myocarditis can develop into inflammatory cardiomyopathy through chronic stimulation of myosin heavy chain 6–specific T helper (TH)1 and TH17 cells. However, mechanisms governing the cardiotoxicity programming of heart-specific T cells have remained elusive. Using a mouse model of spontaneous autoimmune myocarditis, we show that progression of myocarditis to lethal heart disease depends on cardiac myosin–specific TH17 cells imprinted in the intestine by a commensal Bacteroides species peptide mimic. Both the successful prevention of lethal disease in mice by antibiotic therapy and the significantly elevated Bac...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Gil-Cruz, C., Perez-Shibayama, C., De Martin, A., Ronchi, F., van der Borght, K., Niederer, R., Onder, L., Lütge, M., Novkovic, M., Nindl, V., Ramos, G., Arnoldini, M., Slack, E. M. C., Boivin-Jahns, V., Jahns, R., Wyss, M., Mooser, C., Lambrecht, Tags: Immunology, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Science Saturday: BPA linked to immune cell activation in female mice
In a new study, researchers on Mayo Clinic's Florida campus found that exposing female mice to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) increased their risk of myocarditis, a rare inflammatory heart disease usually triggered by a virus. BPA is commonly found in plastic food and beverage containers; people can ingest BPA when it seeps into what they eat and drink. The Food [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 28, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What can AI do to speed up cardiac MRI interpretations?
Artificial intelligence (AI) can dramatically reduce the time it takes to analyze...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can differentiate parkinsonism on DWI-MRI AI can find patients at risk for MRI safety issues AI-based model enhances diagnosis of brain MRI exams Advances in imaging, AI make cardiac MRI more accessible Cardiac MRI plan hikes myocarditis detection rate (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI of LV hypertrophy helps predict severe outcomes
Using MRI to measure left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy enables clinicians to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cardiac MRI plan hikes myocarditis detection rate Is perfusion MRI best to rule on revascularization? AI model could enable gadolinium-free cardiac MRI Cardiac MRI flags signs of early heart disease in women Coronary calcium predicts events, death, in younger adults (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 27, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Girl died from rare heart condition four days after she was diagnosed with a stomach bug
Kaysiah Williams died little more than an hour after she reached Evelina Children's Hospital in London. The coroner investigating her death ruled she died of myocarditis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advances in imaging, AI make cardiac MRI more accessible
Cardiac MRI is often a last resort in imaging modalities, for reasons including...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cardiac MRI plan hikes myocarditis detection rate Cardiac MRI flags signs of early heart disease in women Underutilized cardiac MRI stress test predicts mortality 4D flow MRI, 3D printing improve congenital heart surgery 4D CT compares well with 4D MRI for the heart (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 10, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cardiac MRI plan hikes myocarditis detection rate
Swiss and German researchers have devised an effective diagnostic cardiac MRI...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Is perfusion MRI best to rule on revascularization? MRI aids in assessing cocaine-related heart damage AI model could enable gadolinium-free cardiac MRI Cardiac MRI flags signs of early heart disease in women Underutilized cardiac MRI stress test predicts mortality (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Jun 21 2019 This Week in Cardiology Jun 21 2019 This Week in Cardiology
FDA hearings on paclitaxel devices in PAD, health news spin, myocarditis, difficult conversations, and TAVR in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) are discussed in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - June 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

MABs Successfully Treat Immunotherapy-Related Myocarditis MABs Successfully Treat Immunotherapy-Related Myocarditis
Alemtuzumab and abatacept were both successfully used in patients with steroid-refractory myocarditis that developed during treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

What Is the Most Common Type of Cardiomyopathy?
Discussion Barth syndrome is characterized by a dilated cardiomyopathy, proximal skeletal muscle weakness, neutropenia and short stature that usually presents at birth or soon after. It is a rare X-linked recessive disease process caused by mutations in the TAZ gene. The TAZ gene codes for tafazzin which alters cardiolipin in mitochondria. Characteristic facies can be seen especially in infancy including a tall and broad forehead, prominent chin and full cheeks, larger ears, and deep-set eyes. Most patients present at birth or soon afterwards but some may not until later in life. Life expectancy is reduced with many childr...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Myocarditis: Overshooting the mark
(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit ä t M ü nchen) Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have shown that a protein called midkine, a member of the class of signaling molecules known as cytokines, is a key driver of inflammation in the heart muscle that can lead to heart failure in patients with myocarditis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions  
The Daily Mail's resident doctor answers your personal concerns in his weekly Good Health column. Today, he discusses a suspected heart attack, which turned out to be viral myocarditis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions   
The Daily Mail's resident doctor answers your personal concerns in his weekly Good Health column. Today, he discusses a suspected heart attack, which turned out to be viral myocarditis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Case Study: Influenza Turned Lethal
(MedPage Today) -- Fulminant myocarditis claims life of otherwise healthy child (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Myocarditis
Title: MyocarditisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/9/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - October 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Myocarditis and early markers of cardiac response associated with scorpion stings in children - G ökay SS, Kendir ÖT, Güllü UU, Nalbant T, Ekinci F, Matyar S, Ünal İ, Erdem S, Yildizdaş RD, Yilmaz HL.
INTRODUCTION: A clinical course ranging from mild local findings to life-threatening systemic findings may occur after scorpion stings. The purpose of this study was to identify priority markers indicating scorpion sting-related cardiac involvement. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Best Ways to Identify Myocarditis in Cancer Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Javid Moslehi, MD, talks about preferred tests and cardiologist/oncologist cooperation (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Bankers in their twenties suffering more heart attacks, doctors warn
These unlikely patients regularly present themselves with two types of heart conditions: cardiac arrhythmia and myocarditis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autoimmune Disease or Drug Hypersensitivity Reaction? Autoimmune Disease or Drug Hypersensitivity Reaction?
The case of a 51-year-old man with eosinophilic myocarditis was simpler than it seemed.Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Expert Column Source Type: news

Myocarditis Rare Side Effect of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
Myocarditis with ICIs may be more common than initially thought; responds to higher steroid dosages (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Oncology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Myocarditis Rare Side Effect of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 -- Myocarditis in patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) may be more common than previously thought, according to a study published online March 19 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Syed... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Checkpoint Inhibitors Associated With Myocarditis in a Subset of Patients
A significant number of patients receiving immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy have developed myocarditis, but the reasons behind it are still unclear. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Tags: Immuno Oncology News Source Type: news

Mar 23, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Mar 23, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
His-bundle pacing, Factor Xa reversal, heart failure quality measures, predicting prognosis after cardiac arrest, and myocarditis after cancer immunotherapy are discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Myocarditis a Risk with Checkpoint Inhibitors
(MedPage Today) -- Occurs early after treatment starts and has malignant course, researchers warn (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

More Cases of Severe Myocarditis Linked to Immunotherapy More Cases of Severe Myocarditis Linked to Immunotherapy
Increased reporting of potentially fatal heart problems among cancer patients treated with immunotherapy calls for heightened awareness and urgent referral for evaluation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Giant Cell Myocarditis
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myocarditis Caused by Human Parechovirus in an Adult Myocarditis Caused by Human Parechovirus in an Adult
This case highlights the importance of considering human parechovirus as the infectious cause of myocarditis.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Ticks could be key to treating a heart condition
The same proteins in their saliva which allows ticks to feed on us could also prevent myocarditis – a deadly heart condition, as well as heart attacks and strokes, Oxford University experts say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autoimmune Adverse Effects With Checkpoint Blockade Therapy Autoimmune Adverse Effects With Checkpoint Blockade Therapy
Reports of rare but serious immune-related adverse effects associated with checkpoint inhibitors are emerging. Examples include myocarditis, cholangitis, and vasculitic neuropathy.Annals of Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

What is myocarditis? Pop legend George Michael suffered from condition, coroner reveals
MYOCARDITIS is an inflammation of the myocardium, which is a heart muscle. A coroner has revealed pop legend George Michael died from the condition - dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myocarditis
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myocarditis caused by infection on rise globally
Myocarditis, an assortment of heart disorders often caused by infection and inflammation, is known to be difficult to diagnose and treat. But the picture of who is affected is becoming a little clearer. Men may be as much as twice as likely as women to develop severe and possibly fatal reactions. And the risk of sudden cardiovascular death in the young is relatively high. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic finds myocarditis caused by infection on rise globally
(Mayo Clinic) Myocarditis, an assortment of heart disorders often caused by infection and inflammation, is known to be difficult to diagnose and treat. But the picture of who is affected is becoming a little clearer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic finds myocarditis caused by infection on rise globally
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ? Myocarditis, an assortment of heart disorders often caused by infection and inflammation, is known to be difficult to diagnose and treat. But the picture of who is affected is becoming a little clearer. Men may be as much as twice as likely as women to develop severe and possibly fatal reactions. And [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News - November 29, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Combination Immunotherapy Linked With Rare, Potentially Fatal Complication
Myocarditis is a rare and sometimes lethal complication of combination immune checkpoint blockade for metastatic melanoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 9, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Melanoma News Source Type: news

Fatal Myocarditis -- Rare New ADR With Immunotherapy Fatal Myocarditis -- Rare New ADR With Immunotherapy
Fatal myocarditis has been reported in melanoma patients treated with ipilimumab and nivolumab; this appears to be a rare T-cell-driven reaction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Finnish app detects irregular heartbeats
Researchers at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have reportedly created an app and a thumb-sized device that can detect irregular heartbeats and prevent cerebral infarctions at an early stage. The Android-compatible app Beat2Phone can identify individual heartbeats, the interval of time between heartbeats, and detect when the user is under stress. The device also includes position and activity sensors. Researchers are testing the device on patients at the Turku University Central Hospital in an ongoing study. The device has been worn by 30 users, who report that monitoring their heartbeats helps to alleviate th...
Source: Mass Device - September 21, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular mHealth (Mobile Health) Research & Development VTT Technical Research Centre Source Type: news

Inhalant-abuse myocarditis diagnosed by cardiac magnetic resonance - Dinsfriend W, Rao K, Matulevicius S.
Multiple reports of toxic myocarditis from inhalant abuse have been reported. We now report the case of a 23-year-old man found to have toxic myocarditis from inhalation of a hydrocarbon. The diagnosis was made by means of cardiac magnetic resonance imagin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Fatal toxic myocarditis induced by paraphenylene diamine: a case report - Jedidi M, Hadj MB, Masmoudi T, Adelkarim SB, Mlayeh S, Dhiab MB, Souguir MK.
Para phenyl diamine (PPD) is an aromatic amine derivative of Aniline that is widely used as a cosmetic product, particularly in hair dye preparations. PPD acute poisoning leads to respiratory distress, rhabdomyolysis, muscle necrosis and renal failure. Car... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Scorpion envenomation-induced acute thrombotic inferior myocardial infarction - Baykan AO, Gür M, Acele A, Şeker T, Çaylı M.
The occurrence of a serious cardiac emergency following scorpion envenomation has rarely been reported and, when so, mostly presented as non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction, cardiogenic shock, or myocarditis. Possible mechanisms include imbalanc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Concern about rise in UK Lyme disease cases
"Surging numbers of people are being diagnosed with Lyme disease as cases spread from rural areas to the suburbs," the Daily Mail reports. The ongoing rise in Lyme disease cases in the UK – thought to be driven by climate change, leading to warmer winters – has been known by public health officials for some time. Reported cases in England and Wales rose from 268 in 2001 to 959 in 2011, but the true figure is thought be much higher. Current estimates put the actual figure at around 3,000 cases a year in England and Wales.It may also be the case that the disease is, as the Mail ...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice QA articles Source Type: news