COVID-19 vaccination: myocarditis and pericarditis information for healthcare professionals, UKHSA (updated 17th January 2022)
Information for healthcare professionals on myocarditis and pericarditis following COVID-19 vaccination. 17 January 2022Updated the'Why are serum samples being requested if myocarditis is suspected after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine?'section. 21 December 2021Updated information with latest data. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Longer Time Between COVID mRNA Doses May Cut Myocarditis Risk Longer Time Between COVID mRNA Doses May Cut Myocarditis Risk
A Canadian study that has not yet been peer-reviewed suggests inter-dose interval and vaccine schedule combinations may play a role in the risk for myocarditis or pericarditis.First Look (Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines - December 10, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Myocarditis and pericarditis after COVID-19 vaccination, UKHSA (updated 7th December 2021)
Guidance on myocarditis and pericarditis after COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare professionals. 7 December 2021Added links to 2 studies and MHRA's weekly summary report. 29 November 2021First published. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myocarditis and pericarditis after COVID-19 vaccination, UK Health Security Agency (published 29th November 2021)
Guidance on myocarditis and pericarditis after COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare professionals. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination and rare side effects, UK Health Security Agency (updated 29th November 2021)
Guidance relating to blood clotting, myocarditis and Guillain-Barr é Syndrome (GBS) after COVID-19 vaccination. 29 November 2021Added myocarditis and pericarditis after COVID-19 vaccination guidance. 18 August 2021First published. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Constrictive pericarditis in the setting of repeated chest trauma in a mixed martial arts fighter - Ferrel MN, Iriana S, Raymond Thomason I, Ma CL, Tsarova K, Wilson BD, McKellar SH, Ryan JJ.
BACKGROUND: Constrictive pericarditis (CP) is characterized by scarring and loss of elasticity of the pericardium. This case demonstrates that mixed martial arts (MMA) is a previously unrecognized risk factor for CP, diagnosis of which is supported by card... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What are the Main Differences Between MIS-C and Kawasaki Disease?
Discussion SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 was first observed in Wuhan China in late 2019. By March 2020 it had spread to become a world-wide pandemic and continues today despite vaccination and other public health measures. Early on people were worried that children would be the major age group affected, but the major groups were older individuals and those with underlying health problems. That is not to say that children are not affected as they were and could have severe disease. However as an overall group, they tend to get the virus and have less severe symptoms than adults. Severe disease is about 1% of pediatric cases compar...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 22, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

FDA Authorizes COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5-11 Years Old
COVID-19 vaccines are already authorized for children ages 12 and older, and the shots now have the backing of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for younger children ages 5 to 11. On Oct. 29, the FDA authorized the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech for the youngest eligible group yet to get immunized against the disease in the US. The decision followed the recommendation from the agency’s advisory committee, which concluded in a 17 to 0 vote, with one abstention, that the vaccine was safe and effective in younger kids. For these children, the FDA is recommending a two-dose regimen at one-third the dosage...
Source: TIME: Health - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

FDA Committee Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5-11 Years Old
COVID-19 vaccines are already authorized for children ages 12 and older, and the shots now have the support of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expert panel for younger children ages 5 to 11. In a 17 to 0 vote, with one abstention, the committee recommended the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech for the youngest group yet to potentially get immunized against the disease in the US. The committee recommended a two-dose regimen at one-third the dosage approved for adults. The FDA now takes the committee’s advice into consideration before making a final recommendation. If the agency decides to recommend th...
Source: TIME: Health - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

FDA Says Benefits Outweigh Risks for Kids' COVID-19 Vaccine FDA Says Benefits Outweigh Risks for Kids' COVID-19 Vaccine
No cases of myocarditis or pericarditis were detected among the children enrolled in the initial clinical trials of the vaccine, which is one third the dose given to adults and teens.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 23, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Sweden Halts Moderna Vaccine For Young People Over Possible Rare Side Effects
Sweden ’s health agency cited an apparent increase in cases of myocarditis and pericarditis, but highlighted the risk of being affected was very small. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jemima McEvoy, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination: myocarditis and pericarditis information for healthcare professionals, PHE (published 23rd August 2021)
Information for healthcare professionals on myocarditis and pericarditis following COVID-19 vaccination. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myocarditis Tied to COVID-19 Shots More Common Than Reported? Myocarditis Tied to COVID-19 Shots More Common Than Reported?
Myocarditis may develop rapidly in younger people, mostly after the second dose, while pericarditis affects older adults after either the first or second dose; both remain rare, new results show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 5, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Coronavirus vaccine - weekly summary of Yellow Card reporting (22 July), MHRA (updated 22nd July 2021)
This report (updated weekly) is based on analysis of data up to 14 July. It discusses overall safety and comments on specific reports, including thromboembolic events with thrombocytopenia, capillary leak syndrome, menstrual disorders, myocarditis/pericarditis, and others. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comirnaty and spikevax possible link to very rare cases of myocarditis and pericarditis , EMA
PRAC has concluded that myocarditis and pericarditis can occur in very rare cases, following vaccination with the COVID 19 vaccines Comirnaty and Spikevax (previously COVID 19 vaccine Moderna). The committee is therefore recommending listing myocarditis and pericarditis as new side effects in the product information for these vaccines, together with a warning to raise awareness among healthcare professionals and people taking these vaccines (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The FDA ’s New Guillain-Barre Warning For the J & J Vaccine Reflects a Small Increased Risk of the Illness
As millions of people get vaccinated against COVID-19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are closely monitoring reports of side effects and adverse events among people getting immunized. On July 12, the FDA added a warning about the risk of Guillain-Barre to the single-dose Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Anyone who receives the shot moving forward will get an updated fact sheet informing them of the small but increased risk. There have not been significant reports of the syndrome linked to the two other vaccines authorized in the U.S., made by Pfize...
Source: TIME: Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines and Myocarditis: benefits outweigh the risks, says WHO committee
After receiving reports of heart inflammation cases due to myocarditis and pericarditis following vaccination with COVID-19 Pfizer and Moderna shots, World Health Organization (WHO) experts on Friday said that the benefits of the vaccines still outweigh the risks in reducing hospitalizations and deaths due to infection. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccines: updates for July 2021, MHRA (published 7th July 2021)
Revisions have been made to information for healthcare professionals& UK vaccine recipients for Moderna& Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines following review of extremely rare reports of myocarditis& pericarditis after vaccination. Benefits outweigh risks in majority of people. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Should we be worried about reports of myocarditis and pericarditis after mRNA vaccines?, BMJ
This article reviews data released by the UK and US regulatory agencies regarding reports of myocarditis and pericarditis in recipients of Covid-19 vaccines. The MHRA have stated that the data reported in the UK to date do not currently indicate an increased risk. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine: myocarditis and pericarditis – revisions to the product information
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Government’s independent expert advisory body, the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM), has conducted a thorough review of (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 28, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine: myocarditis and pericarditis �� revisions to the product information
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Government’s independent expert advisory body, the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM), has conducted a thorough review of (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 28, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine: myocarditis and pericarditis – revisions to the product information
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Government’s independent expert advisory body, the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM), has conducted a thorough review of (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 28, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pfizer vaccine: Three delayed side effects to spot - 'seek medical attention right away'
THE PFIZER and Moderna vaccines have been linked to cases of heart inflammation - myocarditis and pericarditis. While cases are rare, the US Food and Drug Administration says there are three delayed side effects to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines and Heart Conditions in Younger People
On June 23, a group of scientists told the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices that mRNA vaccines (those made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) have a “likely association” with heart risks for younger people. Understandably, that’s still generating a lot of attention. Here’s what you should know about COVID-19 vaccines and heart problems. The heart issues in question are called myocarditis and pericarditis Those refer, respectively, to inflammation of the heart and the lining around it. While they sound scary, both tend to clear up on th...
Source: TIME: Health - June 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

PRAC update on ongoing evaluation of myocarditis and pericarditis with COVID-19 vaccines, EMA
The PRAC requires further analysis of cases of myocarditis and/or pericarditis reported with all COVID-19 vaccines and is requesting additional data from manufacturers and is encouraging all healthcare professionals to report any cases. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr. Gottlieb: Rare heart inflammation cases shouldn't stop young people from getting Covid shots
The number of severe cases of myocarditis or pericarditis in people ages 16 to 24 remains quite low, Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arcalyst Gets FDA Nod as First Therapy for Recurrent Pericarditis Arcalyst Gets FDA Nod as First Therapy for Recurrent Pericarditis
The agent, rilonacept, is already approved to treat a group of rare inherited inflammatory diseases called cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Kiniksa Announces FDA Approval of Arcalyst (rilonacept) for Recurrent Pericarditis
HAMILTON, Bermuda, March 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (Nasdaq: KNSA) (Kiniksa), a biopharmaceutical company with a portfolio of assets designed to modulate immunological pathways across a spectrum of diseases, today... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - March 18, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

What Is the Best Treatment for Pericarditis?
Title: What Is the Best Treatment for Pericarditis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/1/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/1/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - March 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

What Are the Main Causes of Pericarditis?
Title: What Are the Main Causes of Pericarditis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/11/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - January 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Gene therapy gives man with sickle cell disease the chance for a better future
For Evie Junior, living with sickle cell disease has been like running a marathon.“But it’s a marathon where as you keep going, the trail gets rockier and then you lose your shoes,” the 27-year-old said. “It gets harder as you get older. Things start to fail and all you can think about is how much worse it’s going to get down the road.”In sickle cell disease, a genetic mutation causes the blood-forming stem cells — which give rise to all blood and immune cells — to produce hard, sickle-shaped red blood cells. These misshapen cells die early, leaving an insufficient numbe...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 30, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

RHAPSODY: Rilonacept Resolves, Prevents Pericarditis Recurrence RHAPSODY: Rilonacept Resolves, Prevents Pericarditis Recurrence
Trial results suggest that treatment both resolved acute episodes and reduced the risk for recurrence in patients with recurrent pericarditis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Pericardial Effusion, Cardiac Tamponade in a COVID-19 Patient Pericardial Effusion, Cardiac Tamponade in a COVID-19 Patient
This case report documents acute pericarditis, pericardial effusion, and cardiac tamponade as a possible presentation of COVID-19.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Posttraumatic subacute effusive-constrictive pericarditis after a motor vehicle accident - D'Souza MS, Shinn K, Patel AD.
We report a case of effusive-constrictive pericarditis consequent to a motor vehicle accident. A 32-year-old man wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What Causes Bradycardia?
Discussion Bradycardia is a heart rate below what the lowest value that is normal for age. Infants and children have higher heart rates that slowly decrease with age to adult levels. It is usually noted as an incidental finding because of increased vagal tone. Reasons for cardiology referral include associated heart murmur, syncope especially if associated with exercise or unusual triggers, other signs such as chest pain or palpitations, family history of sudden cardiac death, congenital heart disease or familial heart disease, bradycardic medication use, or unusual symptoms associated with the concern. Severe bradycardia ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 22, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Causes Free Peritoneal Fluid?
Discussion Peritoneal fluid is normal. It decreases the friction of the peritoneum covering abdominal and pelvic organs and helps to protect them and allow their movement. A normal amount of peritoneal fluid is expected on radiological evaluation. Increased peritoneal fluid is a continuum and is concerning as a wide variety of pathological causes are associated with it such as abdominal trauma and appendicitis. At the far end of the scale is ascites that is the accumulation of free fluid more than 25 ml. It is usually associated with abdominal distension but fluid must accumulate before distension can occur and therefore i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 8, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pericarditis
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine 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

COLCOT: Colchicine Shows Promise to Reduce Events After MI COLCOT: Colchicine Shows Promise to Reduce Events After MI
A widely available anti-inflammatory agent used to treat pericarditis and gout may have value in secondary prevention after myocardial infarction, new trial results suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Ditch the Machine to Improve Accuracy in Blood Pressure Measurement and Diagnostics
Conclusion For the patient in this case, the decision to forego the convenience of a machine in favor of the skills of a knowledgeable paramedic was lifesaving. Much like the comparison often drawn between the old-fashioned barbell and more sophisticated exercise machines, newer, more complex, and more expensive might make a process more comfortable, but doesn’t always equate to superior results. As we surrender more and more of our hands-on skills to the ease of automated technology, we risk more than the loss of the aptitudes that form the foundation of sound patient assessment—we place our patients in jeopar...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 24, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark Rock, NRP Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Esophago-pericardial fistula and pneumopericardium from caustic ingestion and esophageal stent - Farkas ZC, Pal S, Jolly GP, Lim MMD, Malik A, Malekan R.
We report a case of an esophago-pericardial fistula presenting as pneumopericardium and purulent pericarditis in a patient with a history ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Treating Pericarditis
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pericarditis (Symptoms, ECG, Types, Causes, Treatment)
Title: Pericarditis (Symptoms, ECG, Types, Causes, Treatment)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - November 14, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Pfizer - BioNTech COVID - 19 Vaccine Receives Full FDA Approval
Prescribing information includes warning about risks for myocarditis and pericarditis, particularly in men younger than 40 years (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, FDA Approvals, Source Type: news

Interventions for treating tuberculous pericarditis
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) Researchers from South Africa and Canada have carried out a Cochrane review update to assess the safety and effectiveness of corticosteroids for treating tuberculous pericarditis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pericarditis May Signal Occult Cancer Pericarditis May Signal Occult Cancer
An observational study shows a link between pericarditis and incident cancer diagnosis within 3 months, suggesting pericarditis may be the first sign of a malignancy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Acute Quadriplegia in a Patient With Bacterial Pericarditis Acute Quadriplegia in a Patient With Bacterial Pericarditis
This case demonstrates the urgency of accurately diagnosing intramedullary spinal cord abscess. What is the preferred imaging modality when this rare lesion is suspected?Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news