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Hospital Runs Myocarditis In Kids 'Awareness' Video as if it’s a Common Illness

“Suri had a bad stomach ache that turned out to be myocarditis”

The New York Hospital is running a video in an effort to 'raise awareness' of myocarditis in children, suggesting that inflammation of the heart in children is a common condition.

The video, titled “Pediatric Patient Story – Suri” tells the story of a child who “had a bad stomach ache that turned out to be myocarditis, a serious inflammation of the heart.”

The video caption states that “Our multidisciplinary pediatric critical care team worked to regulate her heartbeat – and got her back to feeling like herself.”

There is a way that Suri could have avoided having serious heart inflammation, can anyone guess what that could have been? - Ed

Myocarditis cases in children are rare, with studies indicating that in children there are 1 to 2 per 100,000, usually stemming from cold viruses. The majority of those cases resolve on their own or with treatment.

Data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) shows how reports of myocarditis and pericarditis related to vaccines exploded in 2021 and 2022.

In previous years, there were almost no cases, even though the VAERS has been criticised in relation to details on myocarditis, however a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) earlier this year conclusively linked the development of myocarditis and pericarditis to the mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccinations. The study found that the cases are highest in boys and young men.


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Angelika Argunova
Angelika Argunova
Aug 31, 2023

Conversations about medical conditions must be approached with respect for the situation's complexity and to provide accurate and comprehensive information. This ensures that individuals clearly understand the condition and the potential avenues for care and support, such as palliative care.

Raising awareness about medical conditions is essential, but it should be done in a way that respects the seriousness of the condition and provides accurate and well-rounded information. By fostering informed discussions, we can contribute to a better understanding of medical conditions and the range of care options available, including palliative care for those who need it.

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