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

More than 100 young people hospitalized for vaccine-related heart problems in Ontario
(Natural News) A recent report out of Canada showed a high number of people experiencing vaccine-related heart problems, and the majority of those affected were young people. According to the report, which was released quietly by Public Health Ontario, there were 106 incidents of pericarditis and myocarditis in people in Ontario under the age of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News 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

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

FDA to add warning on Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines about link to heart inflammation
(Natural News) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Wednesday, June 23, that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will add a warning to the Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines about possible link to cases of myocarditis and pericarditis in teenagers and young adults. Myocarditis is a condition that involves inflammation of the heart muscle. Symptoms can include... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - 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

CDC admits confirmed link between heart inflammation and covid vaccines
(Natural News) More than 1,200 “rare” cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have now officially been reported in conjunction with the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccines” from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most of the victims are 30 years of age or younger and suffer these side effects... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News 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

The Five Deadly Causes of Chest Pain Other than Myocardial Infarction
Calls for chest pain are exceedingly common in EMS and result in more than 8 million ED visits yearly in the United States.1 Of these, almost 1 million may have an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and about a third of these will have a myocardial infarction (MI).2 Although the vast majority of chest pain patients don't have either ACS or another emergency, EMS providers must be experts in recognizing all of the potential lethal causes of chest pain. In this article we'll discuss common presentations of ACS and then review the five other acute deadly causes of chest pain: aortic dissection, pericarditis with tamponade, esopha...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 30, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ashley Brown, MD Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Electrical injury-induced complete atrioventricular block: is permanent pacemaker required? - Beton O, Efe TH, Kaya H, Bilgin M, Dinc Asarcikli L, Yilmaz MB.
A considerable percentage of electrical injuries occur as a result of work activities. Electrical injury can lead to various cardiovascular disorders: acute myocardial necrosis, myocardial ischemia, heart failure, arrhythmias, hemorrhagic pericarditis, acu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Pericarditis in a Renal Transplant Recipient on Sirolimus Therapy
Campylobacter species are curved, motile, microaerophilic, non-spore-forming, Gram-negative rods. The genus Campylobacter includes 22 species, with Campylobacter jejuni, Campylobacter coli, and Campylobacter fetus being the most common species causing human disease. A variety of animals are implicated as reservoirs for Campylobacter spp., and human infections usually follow ingestion of improperly handled or cooked food, primarily poultry products (1). In Europe, campylobacteriosis is the most prevalent zoonotic disease in humans, and its estimated incidence has remained constant over the past several years (2). (Source: C...
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - October 25, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Isabel Fradejas, Francisco Lopez-Medrano, Esther González-Montes, Angeles Orellana, Fernando Chaves Tags: Case Report 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

Constrictive pericarditis long after a gunshot wound - Choi JH, Uhm JS, Lee SE, Chun KH, Lee HJ, Lee SH, Hong GR, Lee MH.
Constrictive pericarditis is an uncommon post-inflammatory disorder characterized by a variably thickened, fibrotic, and frequently calcified, pericardium. Etiology of the constriction can occur for many reasons. Although foreign bodies are not the common ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Lupus Pericarditis Yields to Gout Drug (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Colchicine resolved pericarditis in a small French study of lupus patients. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 24, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Aspirin-induced acute liver injury - Laster J, Satoskar R.
We report a 41-year-old female with pericarditis who was treated with high-dose aspirin and developed subsequent acute l... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Acute Pericarditis Case, Exaggerated Health News, Illinois Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By The Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: A previously healthy 25-year-old … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 24, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

More Transforming Negative Self-Talk: Practical, Effective Exercises
“I can’t believe you just did that. How could you have said something so stupid? I mean, seriously, how could you be such an idiot? Where did you graduate from again? Did you graduate? You shouldn’t be here. You’re dangerous.” It was my second shift as an intern in the ER and I was telling my attending about the most recent case I had seen, a young man with chest pain, so that we could come up with a treatment plan. I had suggested he might have viral pericarditis, an inflammation of the tissues surrounding the heart. The attending had raised his eyebrows slightly. “Mmm, probably ...
Source: Psych Central - November 30, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Megan Riddle Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews General Memory and Perception Self-Esteem Self-Help Neuro Linguistic Programming Nlp Steve Andreas transforming negative self-talk Source Type: news