Currents in Myocarditis: A Fresh Look at Causes, Classification and Care

COVID-19 infections and vaccines, as well as certain cancer treatments, can play roles in myocarditis – whose incidence has increased about tenfold in recent years. This update from cardiologist Clifton Watt, MD, clarifies that selecting appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic tools depends on many factors, from the case’s severity to the patient's health status and history. Illustrating his talk with tissue biopsy and cardiac MRI images, he discusses the range of inflammation called myocarditis, how and when to use imaging, options for critically ill patients, and how to counsel young athletes with post-vaccine chest pain. Bonus: Hear about novel treatments to consider in the ICU setting.


March 7, 2024

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