Perimyocarditis vs Myopericarditis

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Perimyocarditis vs Myopericarditis

Hearing the terms one may be tempted to think both are the same. But it is not so according to the 2015 ESC (European Society of Cardiology) Guidelines [1].

Myopericarditis: Pericarditis with known or clinically suspected concomitant myocardial involvement.

Perimyocarditis: Predominant myocarditis with pericardial involvement.

So the stress is on the second part of the name.


  1. Adler Y, Charron P, Imazio M, Badano L, Barón-Esquivias G, Bogaert J, Brucato A, Gueret P, Klingel K, Lionis C, Maisch B, Mayosi B, Pavie A, Ristic AD, Sabaté Tenas M, Seferovic P, Swedberg K, Tomkowski W; ESC Scientific Document Group. 2015 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of pericardial diseases: The Task Force for the Diagnosis and Management of Pericardial Diseases of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)Endorsed by: The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS). Eur Heart J. 2015 Nov 7;36(42):2921-2964.