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Pathophysiology of myocarditis

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 24 years experience
Myocarditis: Myocarditis can have a variety of causes, but one of the most common is a viral cause. The body responds to the presence of the virus by producing ant... Read More

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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.
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Yes: This inflammatory condition of heart muscles can be fatal although rarely.
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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Myocarditis: Clearly something has alarmed you about myocarditis since you have asked multiple questions. Myocarditis can be completely asymptomatic and hear can l... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Possibly: Depends upon the cause of myocarditis and the severity of disease.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Not rare but ...: its a general term for inflamation of the heart muscle. Can occur with many conditions. the most common is viral. The lupus pts and other autoimmune d... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Myocarditis: When severe myocarditis leads to hear failure. Symptoms may consist of shortness of breath at rest, with activities or the inability to lay flat (depe... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
Slim: Myocarditis is not really a genetic disease. Genetic factors passed on to children can make them more susceptible.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 24 years experience
Myocarditis: Most commonly acute myocarditis is causes by a virus. There are other infectious causes such as bacteria or fungus but these are less common. There ar... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Rarely....: The most common cause of common colds is rhinovirus a virus not know to cause myocarditis. The common viral agents that can cause myocarditis like Co... Read More

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