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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 6, 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 28, 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

How Large Does A Spider Have to Be To Perforate Human Skin?
Discussion Spiders (Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Arachnida) are difficult to accurately identify as they are often confused with insects (Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Insecta). Spiders have 8 legs and 2 body parts. They have no wings or antenna. There are no specific symptoms that are diagnostic of a spider bite. Fang marks are infrequent and the markings are difficult to even identify. Spider bites are frequently confused with other arthropod bites (fleas, ticks, mosquites, bed bugs, etc.), allergic reactions, infections and contact dermatitis (including poison ivy etc.). Most spiders have a toxic venom. “Histamine conc...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 12, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Clozapine-Induced Myocarditis Overlooked?Clozapine-Induced Myocarditis Overlooked?
A purportedly higher incidence of clozapine-induced myocarditis in Australia has led researchers there to warn that this adverse drug reaction is being overlooked elsewhere. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 22, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Is Enterovirus D68 A New Virus?
Discussion Enteroviral infections are RNA viruses including Coxsackieviruses A and B, Echoviruses and Enteroviruses. They are common and spread by respiratory secretions, fecal-oral contamination and fomites. They commonly occur in summer and fall in temperate climates but are less seasonally seen in the tropics. Hand hygiene is especially important to prevent infection. The incubation period is usually 3-6 days. The viruses are best isolated from the throat, stool and rectal swab specimens but other infectious sites can also be used for viral isolation. Treatment is supportive. Infants, children and teens are more likely ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 20, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Tragedy as girl, 12, who dreamed of becoming a nurse, dies from FLU after the virus attacked her heart
Olivia Diamond, from Accrington, died of acute myocarditis - an inflammation of the heart muscle caused by a virus - four days after first complaining of feeling ill with the flu. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Case Report: Synthetic Cannabinoid K2 and Myocardial Infarction
This article describes 16-year-old male who presented to hospital with 1 day of substernal chest pressure associated with nausea, vomiting, and dyspnea that started 2 hours after he smoked the synthetic cannabinoid K2. Workup revealed elevated ST segments in the inferolateral leads and elevated troponin that peaked at 8.29 ng/ml (normal 0-0.3 ng/ml). Echocardiogram and cardiac catheterization were unremarkable. Urine drug screen was positive only for opiates and benzodiazepines, both of which the patient received in the hospital before the specimen was obtained. Specimens for additional toxicology tests were sent to an out...
Source: The Poison Review - September 17, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical coronary syndrome K2 myocardial infarction synthetic cannabinoid Source Type: news

Novel mechanism for invasion of EV71 virus demonstrated
A novel mechanism for EV71 entry mediated by its receptor SCARB2 has been reported by scientists. These findings make a significant conceptual advance in the understanding of non-enveloped virus entry, to which EV71 belongs. Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is the major causative agent of hand, foot and mouth disease in the Asia-Pacific region. Unlike other enteroviruses, EV71 can cause severe aseptic meningitis, encephalitis, myocarditis and acute flaccid paralysis, thus leading to significant fatality rates. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 18, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

News for the EORP Cardiomyopathy and Myocarditis Registry
On behalf of the Cardiomyopathy Executive Committee of the EURObservational Research Programme (EORP), we are pleased to announce the launch of the Long-Term Cardiomyopathies and Myocarditis Registry and invite you to contact us in order to participate in this exciting endeavour. The registry is open to adult and paediatric cardiology units. Data will be collected on the following disorders: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; dilated cardiomyopathy; arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy; restrictive cardiomyopathy; and clinically suspected myocarditis. (Source: ESC News and Press)
Source: ESC News and Press - July 1, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Brain biomarker shows promise in heart
A biomarker widely used to diagnose brain injury has shown early promise for assessing the severity of heart inflammation, or myocarditis, find researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 27, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

A fatal case of commotio cordis caused by an accidental fall on the beach - Hiquet J, Tovagliaro F, Gromb-Monnoyeur S.
Sudden cardiac death is a major health problem and a recurring issue in forensic medicine. Most cases are attributed to congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, pathology of the coronary arteries, long or short QT interval syndromes, Brugada ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Myocarditis
Title: MyocarditisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/9/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/12/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - December 12, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Roberta DeBiasi, MD
Credentials: Faculty, Children's National Medical CenterBio: Roberta Lynn DeBiasi, MD, recently joined Children’s National Medical Center and the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences as an associate professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and an investigator at Children’s Research Institute in the Center for Cancer and Immunology. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Boston University, she received her Doctorate in Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and then completed her internship and residency in Pediatric...
Source: PHRMA - September 10, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Stephen Source Type: news

Triathlete Andrew Britton dies 6 times while on honeymoon after catching heart-attacking virus
Andrew Britton, from Buckinghamshire, developed myocarditis while on honeymoon in the Maldives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Susceptibility To Some Viral Infections May Be Increased By Newly Approved Blood Thinner
A study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina indicates that a newly approved blood thinner that blocks a key component of the human blood clotting system may increase the risk and severity of certain viral infections, including flu and myocarditis, a viral infection of the heart and a significant cause of sudden death in children and young adults. For the past 50 years, people with the heartbeat irregularity, atrial fibrillation, and others at increased risk for forming potentially life-threatening blood clots have been given the anticoagulant drug warfarin... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Newly approved blood thinner may increase susceptibility to some viral infections
(University of North Carolina Health Care) A study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina indicates that a newly approved blood thinner that blocks a key component of the human blood clotting system may increase the risk and severity of certain viral infections, including flu and myocarditis, a viral infection of the heart and a significant cause of sudden death in children and young adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news