I Have Myocarditis

Myocarditis is a disease marked by inflammation and damage to the heart. Several thousand individuals are diagnosed with myocarditis each year in the US.

I Lost Someone To Myocarditis

The best way to support yourself and your loved ones is to learn from others experiences, educate yourself about the disease, and get involved.

For Physicians And Researchers

Our site provides up-to-date information for physicians, nurses and researchers with the goal of partnering to make advances in diagnosis and treatment.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support the Myocarditis Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Myocarditis Foundation. 

You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

On your first visit to smile.amazon.com,  select the Myocarditis Foundation before you begin shopping. If you already have a donor organization you can change your charity by selecting “Change your Charity” in the “Your Account” page. 

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15 Nov

Potential Cluster of Viral Myocarditis in Wisconsin!

Please read the following memo that is being circulated from Dr. Jeffrey Davis, Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist for Communicable Diseases.  Dr. Cooper shared this with the Myocarditis Foundation and asked that we distribute it widely as requested from Dr. Davis. This is not to...

About the Myocarditis Foundation

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The Myocarditis Foundation is an organization dedicated to providing accurate and up-to-date information to medical professionals, patients and their families, and to the scientific advancement of both the diagnosis and treatment of the disease with the goal of saving more lives.

Research

The Myocarditis Foundation is led by world-renown physicians, researchers and patients who volunteer their time. It funds research fellowship projects and partners with researchers in order to improve diagnosis and find new therapies.

Awareness

Our greatest challenge going forward is the lack of information about myocarditis. But there is hope- the Myocarditis Foundation is raising awareness by sponsoring national and international conference sessions, supplying physicians with recent findings, and supporting family-sponsored fundraising /awareness events.

Family Support

If you've been diagnosed with myocarditis or giant cell myocarditis, you are not alone. Although under-diagnosed, myocarditis affects otherwise healthy people each year and is a leading cause of sudden death.

How the Myocarditis Foundation was Founded

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% More Men Than Women

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32nd Leading Cause of Death Worldwide

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% of Sudden Death in USA

2,200,000

Cases Last Year

Featured Real Life Story

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My Myocarditis Story

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These videos are interviews from myocarditis survivors, family members of victims, myocarditis foundation board members and myocarditis researchers. Filming of the videos was funded by a grant from the St. Jude Medical Foundation.