myocarditis

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my·o·car·di·tis

 (mī′ō-kär-dī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the myocardium.

myocarditis

(ˌmaɪəʊkɑːˈdaɪtɪs)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of the heart muscle

my•o•car•di•tis

(ˌmaɪ oʊ kɑrˈdaɪ tɪs)

n.
inflammation of the myocardium.
[1865–70]

myocarditis

an inflamed condition of the muscular walls of the heart.
See also: Heart

myocarditis

Inflammation of the myocardium (main heart muscle) that can weaken the heart, impairing its function.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.myocarditis - inflammation of the myocardium (the muscular tissue of the heart)
carditis - inflammation of the heart
Translations
myokarditida

my·o·car·di·tis

n. miocarditis, infl. del miocardio.

myocarditis

n miocarditis f
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The differential diagnosis at this stage was dilated cardiomyopathy, viral myocarditis, mitral valve disease or anomalous left coronary artery originating from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA).
After initial resuscitation and management the patient was rapidly transferred to our institution by air ambulance, and underwent immediate coronary angiography, which revealed normal coronary arteries and myocardial biopsy, which subsequently demonstrated interstitial lymphocytic infiltration, consistent with viral myocarditis.
More recently, however, genomic investigations have revealed that parvovirus B19 (the cause of the childhood exanthem fifth disease), and human herpesvirus 6 (the cause of the childhood exanthem roseola infantum) are the most commonly isolated organisms in cases of suspected viral myocarditis.
A postmortem established the cause of death to be diffuse acute viral myocarditis, a viral infection of the heart muscle.
The most common causes of viral myocarditis are enterovirus and adenovirus.
Presentation, patterns of myocardial damage, and clinical course of viral myocarditis.