Lyme Carditis

Lyme disease and heart transplantation:presentation of a clinical case and a literature review 

Audrius Aurelijus Pilypas, Giedrutė Raišelienė, Jurgita Valaikienė


Cerebrovascular Manifestations of Lyme Neuroborreliosis-A Systematic Review of Published Cases.

Garkowski A, Zajkowska J, Zajkowska A, Kułakowska A, Zajkowska O, Kubas B, Jurgilewicz D, Hładuński M, Łebkowska U


Evaluation of selected Borrelia burgdorferi lp54 encoded gene products expressed during mammalian infection as antigens to improve serodiagnostic testing for early Lyme disease.       

Weiner ZP, Crew RM, Brandt KS, Ullmann AJ, Schriefer ME, Molins CR, Gilmore RD.            Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2015 Sep 16. pii: CVI.00399-15. [Epub ahead of print]  

Tricky ticks: the importance of Lyme carditis recognition.
Jansweijer JA, van Oort RJ.
Neth Heart J. 2015 Nov;23(11):531-2. doi: 10.1007/s12471-015-0745-y. No abstract available.

Third-degree heart block associated with lyme carditis: review of published cases. 

Forrester JD, Mead P  Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Oct;59(7):996-1000. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu411. Epub 2014 May 30


General practitioner reported incidence of Lyme carditis in the Netherlands.Hofhuis A, Arend SM, Davids CJ, Tukkie R, van Pelt W.

Neth Heart J.2015 Nov;23(11):533-8. doi: 10.1007/s12471-015-0744-z.
[Lyme carditis].Błaut-Jurkowska J, Olszowska M, Kaźnica-Wiatr M, Podolec P.Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2015 Aug;39(230):111-5. Review. Polish.
Anaphylactoid reaction caused by sodium ceftriaxone in two horses experimentally infected by Borrelia burgdorferi. Basile RC, Rivera GG, Del Rio LA, de Bonis TC, do Amaral GP, Giangrecco E, Ferraz G, Yoshinari NH, Canola PA, Queiroz Neto A.
BMC Vet Res. 2015 Aug 12;11:197. doi: 10.1186/s12917-015-0478-6.
Antagonistic Interplay between MicroRNA-155 and IL-10 during Lyme Carditis and Arthritis.
Lochhead RB, Zachary JF, Dalla Rosa L, Ma Y, Weis JH, O’Connell RM, Weis JJ.
PLoS One. 2015 Aug 7;10(8):e0135142. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135142. eCollection 2015.
Sinus pause in association with Lyme carditis.
Oktay AA, Dibs SR, Friedman H.
Tex Heart Inst J. 2015 Jun 1;42(3):248-50. doi: 10.14503/THIJ-14-4126. eCollection 2015 Jun.
Lyme Disease: What the Wilderness Provider Needs to Know.
Forrester JD, Vakkalanka JP, Holstege CP, Mead PS.
Wilderness Environ Med. 2015 Jun 30. pii: S1080-6032(15)00205-7. doi: 10.1016/j.wem.2015.05.001. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
Lyme carditis.
Robinson ML, Kobayashi T, Higgins Y, Calkins H, Melia MT.
Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2015 Jun;29(2):255-68. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2015.02.003. Review.
Infection of Interleukin 17 Receptor A-Deficient C3H Mice with Borrelia burgdorferi Does Not Affect Their Development of Lyme Arthritis and Carditis.
Lasky CE, Jamison KE, Sidelinger DR, Pratt CL, Zhang G, Brown CR.
Infect Immun. 2015 Jul;83(7):2882-8. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00533-15. Epub 2015 May 4.
[Lyme carditis].
Arroja JD, Fassa AA, Zimmermann M.
Rev Med Suisse. 2015 Mar 4;11(464):563-6, 568. Review. French.
Macrophage Polarization during Murine Lyme Borreliosis.
Lasky CE, Olson RM, Brown CR.
Infect Immun. 2015 Jul;83(7):2627-35. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00369-15. Epub 2015 Apr 13.
Lyme disease: a case report of a 17-year-old male with fatal Lyme carditis.
Yoon EC, Vail E, Kleinman G, Lento PA, Li S, Wang G, Limberger R, Fallon JT.
Cardiovasc Pathol. 2015 Sep-Oct;24(5):317-21. doi: 10.1016/j.carpath.2015.03.003. Epub 2015 Mar 20.
Lyme carditis–diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.
Scheffold N, Herkommer B, Kandolf R, May AE.
Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2015 Mar 20;112(12):202-8. doi: 10.3238/arztebl.2015.0202.
Diagnosis not to be missed: Lyme carditis, rare but reversible cause of complete atrioventricular block.
Shenthar J, Shetty SB, Krishnamurthy D.
Indian Heart J. 2014 Nov-Dec;66(6):723-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ihj.2014.11.004. Epub 2014 Dec 16.
Mechanisms of Borrelia burgdorferi internalization and intracellular innate immune signaling.
Petnicki-Ocwieja T, Kern A.
Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2014 Dec 15;4:175. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2014.00175. eCollection 2014. Review.
Notes from the field: update on Lyme carditis, groups at high risk, and frequency of associated sudden cardiac death–United States.
Forrester JD, Meiman J, Mullins J, Nelson R, Ertel SH, Cartter M, Brown CM, Lijewski V, Schiffman E, Neitzel D, Daly ER, Mathewson AA, Howe W, Lowe LA, Kratz NR, Semple S, Backenson PB, White JL, Kurpiel PM, Rockwell R, Waller K, Johnson DH, Steward C, Batten B, Blau D, DeLeon-Carnes M, Drew C, Muehlenbachs A, Ritter J, Sanders J, Zaki SR, Molins C, Schriefer M, Perea A, Kugeler K, Nelson C, Hinckley A, Mead P; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Oct 31;63(43):982-3.
[Cardiac arrest due to torsades de pointes ventricular tachycardia in a patient with Lyme carditis.] Jensen TB, Dalsgaard D, Johansen JB. Ugeskr Laeger. 2014 Aug 25;176(35). pii: V03140168. Danish
Digital camera revealed infection with Borrelia burgdorferi as a cause of reversible total AV block in a 42 year old man.   
Brunner FJ, Blankenberg S, Sydow K.Int J Cardiol. 2014 Dec 20;177(3):e165-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.08.139. Epub 2014 Aug 28. No abstract available.
Cardiac Tropism of Borrelia burgdorferi An Autopsy Study of Sudden Cardiac Death Associated with Lyme CarditisAtis Muehlenbachs, Brigid C. Bollweg, Thadeus J. Schulz, Joseph D. Forrester, Marlene DeLeon Carnes, Claudia Molins, Gregory S. Ray, Peter M. Cummings, Jana M. Ritter,Dianna M. Blau, Thomas A. Andrew, Margaret Prial, Dianna L. Ng, Joseph A. Prahlow, Jeanine H. Sanders, Wun Ju Shieh, Christopher D. Paddock, Martin E. Schriefer, Paul Mead, Sherif R. Zaki