Collection: Case Reports

Case Reports

Myopericarditis in a Young Adult Secondary to COVID-19 Vaccination



We present the case of a healthy 29-year-old male with no significant medical history who presented with electrocardiogram findings consistent with pericarditis and elevated troponin levels, commonly seen in myocarditis, after receiving his second Pfizer-BioNTec vaccination for SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). The patient had significant clinical improvement shortly after receiving aspirin and colchicine and was discharged home with these medications. His laboratory findings returned to baseline less than 2 weeks after his illness. While this case highlights the importance of diagnosis, intervention selection, and treatment of myopericarditis amid ongoing global vaccination campaigns, it should be emphasized that the benefits of vaccination considerably outweigh the risks.


  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 3
  • Page/Article: 13-17
  • DOI: 10.14797/mdcvj.847
  • Submitted on 30 Jun 2021
  • Accepted on 28 Jul 2021
  • Published on 22 Sep 2021
  • Peer Reviewed