Myocarditis and Pericarditis
Myocarditis and Pericarditis

Myocarditis and Pericarditis

by Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Myocarditis and pericarditis are defined by abnormal inflammation in the myocardium or pericardium, respectively. The inflammation may be secondary to a number of causes, ranging from viral (most common) to autoimmune (less common). The disease can present on a spectrum of clinical severity, ranging from mild chest pain to acute heart failure and sudden death. In some cases, the disease can lead to chronic dilated cardiomyopathy. Each etiology may respond differently to treatment options, so thorough history-taking, physical examination, and laboratory/imaging evaluation are essential for evaluation and management.

Course Details

  • Videos 6
  • Duration 0:30 h
  • Quiz questions 15
  • Concept Pages 4


Your Educators of course Myocarditis and Pericarditis

 Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Dr. Richard N. Mitchell is the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pathology and Health Sciences and Technology, at Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts, USA.

He obtained his PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from Rockefeller University in 1980, and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1984. Currently, he is Program Director of the Health Sciences and Technology Education and Curriculum at Harvard Medical School.

Due to his achievements, he earned the ASIP Robbins Distinguished Educator Award in 2013.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Mitchell teaches courses on Pathology.

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