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pathophysiology of myocarditis

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
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 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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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly: Depends upon the cause of myocarditis and the severity of disease.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Slim: Myocarditis is not really a genetic disease. Genetic factors passed on to children can make them more susceptible.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
24 years experience Infectious Disease
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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