Myocarditis and Pericarditis

Angita Jain, Katelyn A. Bruno, Akira Matsumori, Leslie T. Cooper, Mohammad Yamani, De Lisa Fairweather

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Myocarditis and pericarditis are defined as inflammation of the myocardium and pericardium, respectively, according to the current WHO classification. These diseases are usually self-limiting but may present with impaired cardiac function, arrhythmias or cardiogenic shock. This review discusses the management of myocarditis and pericarditis based on the current guidelines of the American College of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology. Treatment consists of specific therapy aimed at the cause (i.e., viral, fulminant, autoimmune) and nonspecific therapy aimed at the clinical manifestations such as heart failure or arrhythmias.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComprehensive Pharmacology
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780128204726
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Autoimmune
  • COVID-19
  • Management
  • Myocarditis
  • Pathogenesis
  • Pericarditis
  • Therapy
  • Treatment
  • Virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
  • General Medicine


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