About Myocarditis Foundation
The Myocarditis Foundation is a voluntary, non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing information about myocarditis to medical professionals, patients and their families, with the goal of saving more lives. The Foundation’s activities include: sponsoring conferences and lectures directed to both the public and to physician groups that deal with myocarditis, its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment; serving as a clearinghouse of information about myocarditis; providing coping strategies to myocarditis sufferers and/or their families; maintaining a website devoted to educating the public about myocarditis; providing research grants to organizations or to individuals to conduct research into myocarditis. Myocarditis is marked by inflammation and damage of the heart muscle. There are many causes, including viral infections, autoimmune diseases, environmental toxins, and adverse reactions to medications.