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Myocarditis (Carditis) Summary

Description: Inflammatory processes of the muscular walls of the heart (MYOCARDIUM) which result in injury to the cardiac muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC). Manifestations range from subclinical to sudden death (DEATH, SUDDEN). Myocarditis in association with cardiac dysfunction is classified as inflammatory CARDIOMYOPATHY usually caused by INFECTION, autoimmune diseases, or responses to toxic substances. Myocarditis is also a common cause of DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY and other cardiomyopathies.

Also Known As: Carditis; Myocarditides

Networked: 3944 relevant articles (264 outcomes, 433 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Myocarditis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Intravenous Immunoglobulins (IVIG) : 14 outcomes 9 studies in 39 results : FDA 1
  2. Cytokines : 13 outcomes 13 studies in 139 results : IBA
  3. Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (Tumor Necrosis Factor) : 11 outcomes 6 studies in 78 results : IBA
  4. Immunoglobulins (Immunoglobulin) : 8 outcomes 9 studies in 68 results : IBA
  5. DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) : 7 outcomes 5 studies in 56 results : IBA
  6. carvedilol (Coreg) : 7 outcomes 5 studies in 19 results : FDA 18 Generic
  7. Messenger RNA (mRNA) : 7 outcomes 4 studies in 58 results : IBA
  8. Steroids : 7 outcomes 2 studies in 42 results : IBA
  9. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 6 outcomes 8 studies in 43 results : IBA
  10. Captopril (Capoten) : 6 outcomes 3 studies in 23 results : FDA 30 Generic
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Diseases Related to Myocarditis

  1. Dilated Cardiomyopathy (Cardiomyopathy, Congestive)
  2. Body Weight (Weight, Body)
  3. Heart Failure
  4. Inflammation
  5. Cardiomyopathies (Cardiomyopathy)
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Key Therapies for Myocarditis

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  1. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) : 5 outcomes 4 studies in 87 results
  2. Heart Transplantation (Grafting, Heart) : 3 outcomes 12 studies in 158 results
  3. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 96 results
  4. Immunomodulation : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 18 results
  5. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 3 outcomes in 26 results
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