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How to tell if I have myocarditis

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wade Fletcher
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
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
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Lots of causes..: But commonly viral ---Coxsackie (A, B), Adenovirus, Influenza (A, B), Herpes simplex, Cytomegalovirus, Varicella-zoster virus, Epstein-Barr virus, Mum... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Zweben
Cardiology 31 years experience
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatric Cardiology 38 years experience
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 23 years experience
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 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Myocarditis: Myocarditis is not an everyday occurance in a medical practice but it isn't rare.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
No: Myocarditis is not really a genetic disease. Genetic factors passed on to children can make them more susceptible.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Myocarditis: Yes. Death can occur if myocarditis results in heart failure from failure of pumping or cardiac arrythmias.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Chest pain: Typical symptoms of myocarditis re chest pain, shortness of breath and palpitations (irregular heart beat) Check out this site for more information. ... Read More

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