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The Myocarditis Foundation was formed in response to the dire need for more information about myocarditis, an inflammatory response that attacks the heart muscle leading to cardiac dysfunction and heart failure. We’re here to help you get the facts by answering frequently asked questions and providing relevant research articles.
- Sex Differences in Autoimmune Disease from a Pathological Perspective
(PDF, 1 MB)
- Alternatively Activated Macrophages in Infection and Autoimmunity
(PDF, 1.5 MB)
- Gonadectomy of Male BALB/c Mice Increase Tim-3+ Alternatively Activated M2 Macrophages, Tim-3+ T Cells, Th2 Cells and Treg in the Heart During Acute Coxsackievirus-Induced Myocarditis
(PDF, 1.4 MB)
- The Innate Immune Response to Coxsackievirus B3 Predicts Progression to Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Failure In Male Mice
(PDF, 1.5 MB)
- The Regulation of Viral Myocarditis in Mice: Different Roles for TLR3 versus TRIF in Progression to Chronic Disease
(PDF, 3.6 MB)
- Incidence, Causes and Outcomes of Dilated Cardiomypothy in Children
(PDF, 167 KB)
- Ventricular Remodeling and Survival are More Favorable for Myocarditis Than For Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Childhood: An Outcomes Study from the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry
(PDF, 1.6 MB)
- The Incidence of Pediatric Cardiomyopathy in Two Regions of the United States
(PDF, 103 KB)
- Long-Term Risk of Recurrence, Morbidity and Mortality in Giant Cell Myocarditis
(PDF, 574 KB)
- Recognition and Initial Management of Fulminant Myocarditis
- Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Myocarditis: Pathophysiological Characteristics, Diagnosis and Treatment
- Myoglobin for Detection of High-Risk Patients with Acute Myocarditis
- Management of Patients With Giant Cell Myocarditis
- Myocardial Involvement in Coronavirus Disease 19
- Immunoglobulin biomarker of heart failure with myocarditis
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This following is information that the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) has offered to all patients with heart failure, caregivers and care providers.
Dr. Leslie Cooper has asked that we provide it to our patients as well for reference. These are all about Corona Virus and the Heart.
Please see the information below from the HFSA:
“In an effort to protect our patients, our members, and the public, the Heart Failure Society of America has developed a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center on our website. The center includes resources for both heart failure patients and caregivers and care providers.
The Resource Center can be accessed from the homepage of hfsa.org via the button in the upper right-hand corner or via the link in the left-hand main menu as seen circled in the image below.”
“The HFSA advises heart failure patients to follow CDC recommendations that patients at higher risk of getting sick and facing complications from COVID-19 (which includes patients with chronic heart conditions) should stay home as much as possible to further reduce risk of being exposed and maintain a routine to stay healthy at home.
HFSA advises heart failure care providers to follow the ACC COVID-19 Clinical Guidance For the CV Care Team to make plans and take action.
These resources and more can be found in our Resource Center.”
- AHA – What heart patients should know about coronavirus
- AHA – Coronavirus precautions for patients, others facing higher risks
- AHA – Resources to maintain healthy lifestyle amidst COVID-19 outbreak
- ACC Clinical Bulletin Focuses on Cardiac Implications of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – coverage and billing information
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – high risk complications and general information
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – drug shortages and personal protective equipment information
- Health and Human Services (HHS) — general health updates
- Department of Labor (DOL) — workplace safety and leave information USA.gov — government-wide activity information
The Myocarditis Foundation wishes you all the best in the coming days.
For any additional questions that you may have related to myocarditis, please email: [email protected]