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how to tell if I have myocarditis

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wade Fletcher
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Viral infections: Viral infections like coxsackievirus, parvovirus, and even HIV are believed to be the most common cause of acute myocarditis (inflammation of the hear ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Zweben
30 years experience Cardiology
Not really: Very rare condition that requires highly specialized doctors and hospital to treat. Usually is treated with meds to suppress immune system and if fail ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Heart infection: Viral myocarditis is an infection of the heart muscle by a virus. Many viruses can cause myocarditis. In some cases, complete recovery is possible. ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Myocarditis: people often die after no symptoms, they can die with cold symptoms and other things. You have a fixation on myocarditis and need help handling this. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Don't try. Untreated: significant chronic antenatal anxiety exposes a fetus to high cortisol levels that can affect fetal brain development, with long-lasting effects on s ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Giant cell: Myocarditis is treated medically with drugs that suppress the immune system. This can delay transplant for months or even years in some cases. Even af ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Myocarditis: Myocarditis is an inflammatory disease of the myocardium. The myocardium is the middle layer of the heart wall. Myocarditis can range from mild to v ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Myocarditis: Myocarditis is not an everyday occurance in a medical practice but it isn't rare.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
No: Myocarditis is not really a genetic disease. Genetic factors passed on to children can make them more susceptible.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 years experience Pediatrics
Myocarditis: Yes. Death can occur if myocarditis results in heart failure from failure of pumping or cardiac arrythmias.
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