ACCEL Lite: ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on COVID-19: Myocarditis

Attack of the heart muscle by the immune system (myocarditis) is a rare but serious complication of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and an even more rare complication of COVID-19 mRNA vaccination.

In this interview, Larry A. Allen, MD, MHS, FACC and Tyler J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA, discuss the ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on COVID-19: Myocarditis.

Related References:

  1. 2022 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Cardiovascular Sequelae of COVID-19 in Adults: Myocarditis and Other Myocardial Involvement, Post-acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection, and Return to Play.
  2. Kociol RD, Cooper LT, Fang JC, Moslehi JJ, Pang PS, Sabe MA, Shah RV, Sims DB, Thiene G, Vardeny O; American Heart Association Heart Failure and Transplantation Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology. Recognition and Initial Management of Fulminant Myocarditis: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2020 Feb 11;141(6):e69-e92. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000745. Epub 2020 Jan 6. PMID: 31902242.
  3. Ammirati E, Frigerio M, Adler ED, Basso C, Birnie DH, Brambatti M, Friedrich MG, Klingel K, Lehtonen J, Moslehi JJ, Pedrotti P, Rimoldi OE, Schultheiss HP, Tschöpe C, Cooper LT Jr, Camici PG. Management of Acute Myocarditis and Chronic Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy: An Expert Consensus Document. Circ Heart Fail. 2020 Nov;13(11):e007405. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.120.007405. Epub 2020 Nov 12. PMID: 33176455; PMCID: PMC7673642.
  4. Xie Y, Xu E, Bowe B, Al-Aly Z. Long-term cardiovascular outcomes of COVID-19. Nat Med. 2022 Mar;28(3):583-590. doi: 10.1038/s41591-022-01689-3. Epub 2022 Feb 7. PMID: 35132265.
  5. 2022 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Cardiovascular Sequelae of COVID-19 in Adults: Myocarditis and Other Myocardial Involvement, Post-acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection, and Return to Play



Clinical Topics: Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies

Keywords: ACCELLite, COVID-19, Myocarditis, Coronavirus


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