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…

Toward a Cure

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.

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.

Virus Hijacks

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

Upcoming Events

Myocarditis Foundation Virtual Meeting
Sat, Jul 29
Myocarditis Foundation Virtual Meeting
16th Annual Myocarditis Foundation Golf Outing
Mon, Aug 14
16th Annual Myocarditis Foundation Golf Outing
Sun, Dec 31
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.


Dr. Leslie T. Cooper, Jr Speaks on Sarcoidosis

Dr. Leslie T. Cooper, Jr. presented a talk on “Sarcoidosis” at the first Mayo-Hadassah Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Symposium in Israel of March 2023. He outlines the Epidemiology and Clinical…

Comparison of Myocarditis following SARS-CoV2 mRNA Vaccination and Viral Infection

Comparison of Myocarditis following SARS-CoV2 mRNA Vaccination and Viral Infection Dr. Leslie T. Cooper, Jr. presented a talk on the “Comparison of Myocarditis following SARS-CoV2 mRNA Vaccination and Viral Infections”…

Myocarditis Foundation is Pleased to Announce the 2022 Fellowship Research Grant Award

The Myocarditis Foundation is proud to announce that Dr. Jennifer Myers, PhD, of the University of Oklahoma has been awarded our 2022 Fellowship Grant Recipient for the 2023-2024 Academic Year!…

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