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Healthcare professionalsThe Myocarditis Foundation strives to spark the interests of medical professionals in hopes of advancing the development of accurate, rapid diagnostic methods and safe, effective therapies that minimize or eliminate myocarditis progression to heart dysfunction, failure, and sudden death.

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Myocarditis Events

Symposium of Inflammatory Heart Disease in Marburg, Germany

The Myocarditis Foundation was asked to attend and provide support as a patron of Dr. Bernhard Maisch’s Symposium of Inflammatory Heart Disease in Marburg, Germany on September 20th-21st, 2012. Dr. Leslie Cooper, president of the Myocarditis Foundation, was a guest speaker as well as many world-renowned physicians from around the globe.

2012 Myocarditis Research Network Event

On March 25, 2012, The Myocarditis Foundation held its first ever Research Network Event in Chicago, IL. It was held during the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) annual meeting at the Whitehall Hotel.

Articles by Healthcare Professionals

Circulation Journal
Myocarditis: Current Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment
by JW Magnani
The relatively low incidence and difficulties in unequivocally establishing a diagnosis have ….. Giant cell myocarditis: diagnosis and treatment. Herz. …. failing or irritable hearts: experience in 80 pediatric and adult patients.

Medscape Reference
Myocarditis, Viral: eMedicine Pediatrics: Cardiac Disease and…
by E Rodriguez-Cruz
Availability of medical services and immunizations also affect incidence. ….. A formidable challenge: the diagnosis and treatment of viral myocarditis in …

Myocarditis: eMedicine Cardiology
by WHW Tang
Incidence of positive right ventricular biopsy findings in patients with suspected …. Pediatric myocarditis: presenting clinical characteristics. … Karatolios K, Pankuweit S, Maisch B. Diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis: the …

Clinical Manifestations and Diagnosis of Myocarditis in Children
The incidence, clinical manifestations and diagnosis of myocarditis in …. Gamma-globulin treatment of acute myocarditis in the pediatric population.

Pediatric Myocarditis: Emergency Department Clinical Findings and Diagnostic Evaluation
by SB Freedman
Incidence, causes, and outcomes of dilated cardiomyopathy in children. JAMA. … -Globulin treatment of acute myocarditis in the pediatric population. Circulation. … Acute viral myocarditis: diagnosis. Pediatr Crit Care Med. … pediatrics

Google Books
Pediatric Hospital Medicine: Textbook of Inpatient Management—Google Books Result
by Ronald M. Perkin, James D Swift, Dale A Newton
This review will concentrate on the incidence, presenting features, available approaches to the diagnosis, and treatment options of myocarditis in children.

University of Maryland Medical Center
Myocarditis—pediatric—Overview, Pediatric myocarditis is inflammation … Doctors cannot provide a diagnosis or individual treatment advice via e-mail. … Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Myocarditis is an uncommon disorder. …


Myocarditis: From Bench to Bedside

Myocarditis: From Bench to BedsideNote: Dr. Leslie Cooper edited this multiauthored textbook entitled, Myocarditis: From Bench to Bedside for physicians and scientists to use as a resource.

His purpose was to cover the entire spectrum of myocarditis from basic research to bedside medicine. Read selected chapters of Myocarditis: From Bench to Bedside

Introduction to Clinical Myocarditis
Chapter 11
G. William Dec, M.D.

Pathology of Human Myocarditis
Chapter 14
Gerald J. Berry, M.D., and Kristen A. Atkins, M.D.

Endomyocardial Biopsy in Myocarditis
Chapter 15
Joseph G. Murphy, M.D., and Robert P. Frantz, M.D.

Treatment of Lymphocytic Myocarditis
Chapter 16
Jay W. Mason, M.D.

Idiopathic Giant Cell Myocarditis
Chapter 17
Leslie T. Cooper, Jr., M.D.

Chagas Heart Disease
Chapter 20
James M. Hagar, M.D., and Shahbudin H. Rahimtoola, M.B.

Childhood Myocarditis and Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Chapter 23
Neil E. Bowles, Ph.D., and Jeffrey A. Towbin, M.D.

Dr. Cooper’s Talks on Myocarditis or Endomyocardial Biopsy

Talks in 2010

March 16th, 2010
American College of Cardiology 59th Annual Scientific Session
Atlanta, GA

May 13-14, 2010
2nd Annual International Conference on Cardiomyopathy in Children
Bethesda, MD

May 24th, 2010
6th Annual Dartmouth Heart Failure Symposium
Lebanon, NH

June 4th, 2010
St. Paul Hospital
Hong Kong

June 5th, 2010
Hong Kong Public Hospital Cardiologist Association
Hong Kong

June 18th, 2010
World Congress of Cardiology Scientific Sessions 2010
Beijing, China

Talks in 2009

September 6th, 2009
Mayo, CV Specialties day

June 4th, 2009
Cardiology Grand Rounds, Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

May 23rd, 2009
17th Asia Pacific Congress on Cardiology The Noninvasive and Kyoto, Japan Immunohistologic Diagnosis of Myocarditis

May 8th, 2009
Cardiology Grand Rounds, The Oklahoma Heart Hospital
Oklahoma City, OK

May 1st, 2009
Cardiology Grand Rounds, Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

April 22, 2009
International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Paris, France

April 9, 2009
Hanoi Medical University
Hanoi, Vietnam

March 5th, 2009
Clinical Immunology Seminar Series, Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Talks in 2008

March 31st, 2008
Chicago, The American Cardiology Conference, “When to Perform a Heart Biopsy”

August 18th, 2008
The Annual Southern Chile Course in Practical Cardiology, “Myocarditis”
Osorno, Chile

August 21st, 2008
The 11th International Congress of Cardiology, “Myocarditis”
Vina Del Mar, Chile

August 30th, 2008
The European Society of Cardiology, “When to Perform an Endomyocardial Biopsy”
Munich, Germany

October 16th, 2008
The 12th Annual Scientific Meeting of Japanese Heart Failure Society, “Myocarditis”
Tokyo, Japan

November 10th, 2008
The American Heart Association, “When to Perform an Endomyocardial Biopsy”
New Orleans, Louisiana

December 12th, 2008
The University of Kentucky
“Myocarditis” Lexington, KY

Talks in 2007

January 25th, 2007
Idiopathic and Primary Cardiomyopathy Pediatric Giant Cell Myocarditis In Children: NIH Conference
Bethesda, MD

January 25th, 2007
Idiopathic and Primary Cardiomyopathy Mechanisms of Myocarditis In Children: NIH Conference
Bethesda, MD

February 15th, 2007
Medical Grand Rounds Treatment of Heart Failure, Olmsted Medical Center
Rochester, MN

February 1st, 2007
Cardiology Grand Rounds Immunotherapy for Cardiomyopathy, La Sapienza University Hospital
Rome, Italy

February 2nd, 2007
10TH Annual SCMR Scientific Sessions CMR vs Other Imaging Techniques for Myocarditis
Rome, Italy

March 5th, 2007
Cardiology Grand Rounds Immune Therapies for William Beaumont Hospital Cardiomyopathy
Royal Oak, MI

March 11th, 2007
1st International Congress on Serum Proteomics in Lymphocytic Cardiomyopathies and Heart Failure and Giant Cell Myocarditis
Kyoto, Japan

June 9th, 2007
10th Heart Failure Summit When to Perform a Heart Biopsy
Toronto, Canada

June 9th, 2007
10th Heart Failure Summit Myopericarditis
Toronto, Canada

June 12th, 2007
European Society of Cardiology Noninvasive Diagnosis of Heart Failure Meeting Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy
Hamburg, Germany

August 5th, 2007
11th Annual Success with Failure Three Clues to the Diagnosis of Unusual Cardiomyopathies
Whistler, BC, Canada

August 6th, 2007
11th Annual Success with Failure Myocarditis
Whistler, BC, Canada

October 12th, 2007
European Conference on Myocardial Giant Cell Myocarditis And Pericardial Diseases
Marburg, Germany

October 27th, 2007
Molecular Therapies Targeting New AHA/ACCF/ECS Guidelines for Pathways in Human Cardiomyopathies Endomyocardial Biopsy
Berlin, Germany

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