World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases

ISSN Print: 2164-5329    ISSN Online: 2164-5337

Call For Papers


    Special Issue on Myocarditis


    Myocarditis is inflammation of heart muscle and it is most often due to infection by common viruses, such as parvovirus B19, less commonly nonviral pathogens such as Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease) or Trypanosoma cruzi, or as a hypersensitivity response to drugs. The definition of myocarditis varies, but the central feature is an infection of the heart. Myocarditis is often an autoimmune reaction and the definitive diagnosis requires a heart biopsy. The consequences of myocarditis thus vary widely. It can cause a mild disease without any symptoms that resolves itself, or it may cause chest pain, heart failure, or sudden death. As one of the most important research fields of human life, myocarditis is of great attractions to researchers.


    In this special issue, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original researches and review articles on exploring myocarditis. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:


    • Inflammatory cardiomyopathy
    • Myocardium inflammation
    • Heart muscle damage
    • Myocardium infection
    • Myocardium treatment
    • Heart tissue death



    Authors should read over the journal’s Authors’ Guidelines carefully before submission, Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal at Paper Submission System.


    Please kindly notice that the Special Issue under your manuscript title is supposed to be specified and the research field “Special Issue - Myocarditis” should be chosen during your submission.


    According to the following timetable:


    Manuscript Due

    March 27th, 2014

    Publication Date

    May 2014

    Guest Editor:

    Prof. Luca Masotti

    University of Siena, Italy


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