Inflammatory Heart Disease

  title={Inflammatory Heart Disease},
  author={Steven S. Mou and Michael C McCrory},
  journal={Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children},



Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Myocardial Disease

It has been the clinical impression that regardless of whether the specific causes of primary myocardial disease were known or unknown, the clinical features and course were often quite similar, and analysis of a large number of patients has supported this clinical impression.


Management of pericardial effusion.

The aim of this paper was to summarize and critically evaluate current knowledge on the management of pericardial effusion.

Contemporary management of pericardial diseases

  • M. Imazio
  • Medicine
    Current opinion in cardiology
  • 2012
Purpose of review Pericardial diseases are relatively common in clinical practice, either as isolated disease or as manifestation of a systemic disorder. The aim of the present study is to review

Viral Myocarditis: From the Perspective of the Virus

A clinical paradigm that focuses on the phases of viral infection and the molecular insights that are important for these phases of the infectious process with a focus on interactions between the virus and the cardiac myocyte is proposed.

Myocarditis and cardiomyopathy.

Diagnosis and management of pericardial effusion.

Medical treatment of pericardial effusion is mainly dictated by the presence of inflammatory signs and by the underlying disease if present, and the selection of the pericARDial drainage procedure depends on the etiology of the effusion.

Acute myocarditis simulating myocardial infarction in a child.

The dramatic electrocardiographic appearance of acute myocardial ischemia in a boy with biopsy-proven myocarditis who had only mild chest pain underscores the need for eliciting a detailed history when evaluating a patient with chest pain.

Four faces of acute myopericarditis.

Three patients with acute myocarditis or pericarditis or a combination of the two lesions, without endocarditis, were encountered by the authors in hospital and domiciliary consulting practice over a period of seven years and no specific treatment was found to be of value.