Joining the COVID MUSIC Study will help investigators learn more about the occurrence and time course of heart problems (cardiac dysfunction, coronary artery enlargement, heart rhythm disturbances); problems with function of other organs, inflammation, and medical events after MIS-C. It will help doctors predict which children, teens, and young adults are at greatest risk, and also provide medical information that scientists can correlate with their studies about the biologic mechanisms of MIS-C.
To be a part of the COVID MUSIC study, you must be followed for care at one of the participating study sites and be able to attend in-person follow-up for routine clinical and/or study testing as needed. You also must be consented within 1 year of MIS-C diagnosis. The study lasts up to 5 years.
In order to join this study, participants must meet specific criteria outlined below which meet the CDC definition of MIS-C, and must sign a consent form. For some of these criteria, we will also need to look at medical record information to help us determine if someone is eligible.
The study lasts up to 5 years, with study visits coordinated with your regular, clinical care visits when possible. As part of the study, we will gather information from participants’ medical records, reach out to participants annually until 5 years after the MIS-C diagnosis to see how participants are doing.
Tests that are done for research that are not part of regular clinical care will be provided free of charge. Participants and families will be compensated for time and effort.
It is up to participants and their families to decide to be in the study. Once in, they may leave the study at any time. Being in the study will not affect other medical care now, or in the future.
Participants have a right to privacy and participation in this research study will remain confidential. Participants’ names will not be used in any published report of information from this study.
Leading children’s medical centers across the United States and Canada are participating in the COVID MUSIC Study. View the map to find a location near you.
Visit this section to learn about the COVID MUSIC Study purpose and objectives.
Find out more about who is leading the COVID MUSIC Study.
Check out this section to get answers to common questions about this study.