[Checkpoint inhibitor-induced myocarditis]

Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2022 Dec 12;142(18). doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.21.0817. Print 2022 Dec 13.
[Article in Norwegian]


Immunological checkpoint inhibitors have been revolutionary in the treatment of cancer. A rare but serious adverse effect is the development of heart muscle inflammation (myocarditis). The prevalence of this type of myocarditis is increasing as more cancer patients receive treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors. Knowledge of immune checkpoint inhibitor-induced myocarditis is important to enable early diagnosis and initiation of treatment. In this article we provide a clinical review of this.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions*
  • Humans
  • Myocarditis* / chemically induced
  • Myocarditis* / diagnosis
  • Myocardium
  • Neoplasms* / drug therapy