Special Issue "Advances in Myocarditis: Molecular and Immune Mechanisms, Diagnosis and Treatment"

A special issue of Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059). This special issue belongs to the section "Immunology and Immunotherapy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 128

Special Issue Editor

Dipartimento di Scienze Cardiologiche, Toraciche e Vascolari Università degli Studi di Padova Via A. Gabelli, 61-35121 Padova, Italy
Interests: cardiovascular disease

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Myocarditis is an inflammatory disease of the heart muscle, both infective and immune in origin. Nowadays, with the advent of endomyocardial biopsy, molecular investigation is also feasible in humans to gain an insight into cell biology and pathogenetic mechanisms for improving diagnosis, therapy and prevention. Moreover, new perspectives are emerging in terms of clinical, non-invasive diagnosis through Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) and treatment to favor the spontaneous resolution of fulminant myocarditis, by putting the heart temporarily at rest with Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO).

Contributions on the following topics are welcome:

  • CMR as a novel means of non-invasive clinical diagnosis.
  • Molecular diagnosis of viral infections and possible anti-viral therapy.
  • ECMO to overcome fulminant-onset myocarditis.
  • Advances in therapy for both viral and immune myocarditis.
  • The role and types of implantable defibrillator to prevent arrhythmic sudden death.
  • The pathogenetic mechanisms of viral myocarditis as a cause of cardiomyocyte death, evolving towards dilated cardiomyopathy.
  • The role of endomyocardial biopsy in establishing the histotype of myocarditis, with inherent therapeutic and prognostic implications.
  • Vaccinations to prevent viral myocarditis in children.
  • COVID myocarditis: immune reaction to vaccination or a settlement of the coronavirus within the myocardium?
  • New drug therapy.
  • Telling the story of myocarditis, from the invention of the microscope to polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
  • Are rheumatic and chagas myocarditis still a big global problem?
  • Overall, the role of the immune system in myocarditis.

Dr. Gaetano Thiene
Guest Editor

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  • cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR)
  • endomyocardial biopsy
  • extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • immune system
  • molecular pathology
  • myocarditis
  • viruses

Published Papers

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