Mahmut Sasani1, Hadi Sasani2, Oytun Erbaş3

1Bezmi Alem Vakıf University, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Türkiye
2Department of Radiology, Namık Kemal University Faculty of Medicine, Tekirdağ, Türkiye
3Erbas Institute of Experimental Medicine, Illinois, USA

Keywords: Computed tomography, coronavirus, COVID-19, magnetic resonance imaging, mRNA vaccines, myocarditis.


Myocarditis is an inflammatory condition of the myocardium that develops secondary to various etiological factors; it is a disease with complications and mortality. Although the causes are infectious, immune-mediated, and drug-toxin exposure, it can also develop after exposed to the coronavirus 2 and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines, which recently affected the world and caused severe acute respiratory syndrome. In addition to clinical and laboratory findings, imaging methods, such as echocardiography, computed tomography angiography, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, play a significant role in diagnosis. In this article, myocarditis overview, diagnostic methods, post-COVID, and post-vaccine myocarditis were reviewed.

Cite this article as: Sasani M, Sasani H, Erbas O. COVID-19 mRNA vaccine-induced myocarditis. D J Med Sci 2022;8(2):77-89.

Author Contributions

Idea /concept, design, data collection, control: M.S.; supervision, writing the article; Literture review, writing the article, critical review: H.S.; Critical review: O.E.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to the authorship and/ or publication of this article.

Financial Disclosure

The authors received no financial support for the research and/or authorship of this article.