The Impact of Heart Inflammation On Cardiac Aging : A Study Of Autoimmune Myocarditis

Heart inflammation causes a shift in cell fate distribution

Recent publication in Cell Reports of a study conducted on animals suffering from autoimmune myocarditis showed the impact that inflammation has on the type of immune cells formed in the heart. This study could have a major impact on our understanding cardiac aging.

What is myocarditis, and how does it relate to aging?

Myocarditis involves inflammation of the heart. The disease is most common in people aged between 20 and 51 years [2][3], but it can also affect the elderly. It has been proven that the disease can cause serious complications such as heart attacks and heart failure.


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