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Thanks to our donors and volunteers, no one is alone in the fight against myocarditis. Ready to get involved? Contact the Myocarditis Foundation for more information or make a donation today.


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.


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.

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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.

About Myocarditis

About Myocarditis

Myocarditis is classified as a rare disease but is estimated to affect thousands of adults and children in the U.S. and around the world each year.

About Giant Cell Myocarditis

About Giant Cell Myocarditis

If you ask the average person to define giant cell myocarditis, there’s a good chance they’ll be unable to. The same goes for a majority of physicians.

About Pericarditis

About Pericarditis

Pericarditis is a condition that affects the pericardium, a thin membrane that surrounds your heart. When pericarditis develops…

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor if You Suspect You Have Myocarditis

What Happens When a Virus Hijacks Your Heart?

% More Men Than Women
32nd Leading Cause of Death Worldwide
% of Sudden Death in USA
Cases in 2019

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Maria’s Story

Real Life Story

My name is Maria. I live in the U.K.

I was diagnosed with Myocarditis when I was 11 years old. Here is my story…

One day I started feeling really ill. I wasn’t able to keep any food in and I was very weak, I was having difficulty breathing, my heart was racing, and my whole body was aching.

I was lying in bed for couple of days thinking it’s just a virus and it would pass, but it wasn’t going away. My mom decided to take me to the hospital. I struggled badly while getting there – I was so weak I could barely even walk.

I had a lot of tests done. My internal organs were double in size and painful to touch. The doctors thought that I had been infected by a virus. My skin started to turn yellow, and all my blood results were very abnormal. None of the doctors knew what was wrong with me. They finally did a chest Xray which showed the problem.


CHORUS Conference in Seoul, Korea November 24-25, 2023

While most people were celebrating Thanksgiving and doing some early Holiday Shopping, there were many cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons collaborating in Seoul, Korea. The CHORUS Conference, was the first Congress…

Myocarditis Foundation Chili Cook-Off: A Festive Success Raising $20,000

On a gorgeous November 18th afternoon, Back Pew Brewing in Porter, Texas, played host to the first annual Myocarditis Foundation Chili Cook-Off. The event not only aimed to gather funds…

Giving Tuesday is November 28th

The National Day of Giving, Tuesday, November 28th, will be here tomorrow… The Myocarditis Foundation prides itself not as a “donation” based website, but as “the most relevant information and…

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