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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience in 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in 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 in 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 in Pediatrics
Myocarditis: Yes. Death can occur if myocarditis results in heart failure from failure of pumping or cardiac arrythmias.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience in Cardiology
Sometimes: Myocarditis is frequently without symptoms. If you were to have symptoms, they could include a sharp chest pain, shortness of breath, fever, muscle a ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Any age: It may occur at any time, from infants to the elderly.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Maybe: Myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscles) may occur from a variety of sources. In addition to viral infections there are bacterial, fungal, par ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience in Pediatric Critical Care
Myocarditis: The specific cause of myocarditis is often not identified, but there are numerous potential causes including infectious agents (viruses, bacteria, fun ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Can be significant: Myocarditis can be associated with heart failure and therefore can have serious detrimental effects on the body.
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