Low prevalence of myocarditis in COVID-19 college athletes

In this study of 145 student athletes with COVID-19 who had mild to moderate symptoms or no symptoms during acute infection, cardiac MRI findings (at a median of 15 days after a positive test result for COVID-19) were consistent with myocarditis in only 2 patients (1.4%), based on updated Lake Louise criteria. Thus, the utility of cardiac MRI as a screening tool for myocarditis in this patient population is questionable.

Starekova J, Bluemke DA, Bradham WS, Eckhardt LL, Grist TM, Kusmirek JE, Purtell CS, Schiebler ML, Reeder SB. Evaluation for Myocarditis in Competitive Student Athletes Recovering From Coronavirus Disease 2019 With Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging. JAMA Cardiol. 2021 Jan 14. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2020.7444. PMID: 33443537.