1. In a case series, 7 healthy male adolescents aged 14-19 developed acute myocarditis or myopericarditis within 4 days of receiving the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
2. All patients recovered rapidly after treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medications, intravenous immune globulin, and/or corticosteroids. It is unknown whether these...
Originally published by Harvard Health.
What Is It?
Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle that decreases the ability of the heart to pump blood normally. It can be caused by:
An infection —Many infections have been associated with myocarditis. Some of the more likely germs include:
Viral infections — A common...