UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Cardiology

Title: Myopericarditis

Keywords: myocarditis, pericarditis, myopericarditis (PubMed Search)

Posted: 7/7/2008 by Amal Mattu, MD (Updated: 7/22/2024)
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Both acute pericarditis and myopericarditis are intensely inflammatory. As a result, CRP testing is extremely sensitive for these conditions and is excellent for evaluating their presence or absence.


Imazio M, Trinchero R. Myopericarditis: etiology, management, and prognosis. Int J Cardiol 2008;127:17-26.