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Myocarditis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Myocarditis
Tree Number(s)
C14.280.238.625
Unique ID
D009205
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009205
Scope Note
Inflammatory processes of the muscular walls of the heart (MYOCARDIUM) which result in injury to the cardiac muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC). Manifestations range from subclinical to sudden death (DEATH, SUDDEN). Myocarditis in association with cardiac dysfunction is classified as inflammatory CARDIOMYOPATHY usually caused by INFECTION, autoimmune diseases, or responses to toxic substances. Myocarditis is also a common cause of DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY and other cardiomyopathies.
Entry Term(s)
Carditis
NLM Classification #
WG 280
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2004/07/07
Myocarditis Preferred
Carditis Broader
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