myo·​car·​di·​tis | \ ˌmī-ə-(ˌ)kär-ˈdī-təs How to pronounce myocarditis (audio) \

Definition of myocarditis

: inflammation of the myocardium

Examples of myocarditis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tonight against Toronto, Eduardo Rodriguez is back on the mound at Fenway Park for the first time since Sept. 29, 2019, after missing all of 2020 with COVID-19 and subsequent myocarditis., "Game 18: Blue Jays at Red Sox lineups and notes," 20 Apr. 2021 Their nitpicking seemed somewhat absurd, given Mancini was exactly 360 days removed from starting chemotherapy, and Rodriguez slowed by his myocarditis and then a dead-arm period in spring training. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "'My body was all chills': Eduardo Rodriguez, Trey Mancini moved by receptions after COVID-19, cancer battles," 9 Apr. 2021 Sperzel beat the odds in surviving giant cell myocarditis through transplantation only to face one of health care’s biggest challenges – sepsis. Steve Brozak, Forbes, "Courage: A Book About Life And Beating The Odds In Healthcare," 5 Apr. 2021 Instead, an immune reaction had inflamed the heart muscle, a condition called myocarditis. Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker, "The Plague Year," 28 Dec. 2020 The diagnosis of giant cell myocarditis (a critical inflammation of the heart muscle) had only been documented 300 times, usually at autopsy. Steve Brozak, Forbes, "Courage: A Book About Life And Beating The Odds In Healthcare," 5 Apr. 2021 He was diagnosed with myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle., "Birthday boy Eduardo Rodriguez set to make season debut on Thursday after recovering from dead arm," 7 Apr. 2021 An autopsy found Laura had myocarditis, an inflammation of heart muscle that can be fatal. Rod Mcguirk, Star Tribune, "Australian mom convicted of killing 4 children loses appeal," 24 Mar. 2021 The Big Ten Conference, to which Ohio State belongs, reported that 35% of its COVID-positive athletes had myocarditis. Carolyn Barber, Fortune, "With COVID raging, why are we even still playing college basketball?," 14 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of myocarditis

circa 1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for myocarditis

New Latin

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6 May 2021

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“Myocarditis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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myo·​car·​di·​tis | \ ˌmī-ə-(ˌ)kär-ˈdīt-əs How to pronounce myocarditis (audio) \

Medical Definition of myocarditis

: inflammation of the myocardium

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