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how often and soon (tens of years?) myocarditis develop to dilated cardiomyopathy? happens it only if heart is scarred during myocarditis? how i know?

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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
General Practice 15 years experience
Uncertain: myocarditis or inflammation to the heart either be induced or infected then into dilated cardiomyopathy is difficult to predict as each individual response to any inflammatory condition can vary. i would recommend routine cardiology followup care instead.
Dr. Robert Henson
Cardiology 32 years experience
Cardiac MRI can detail scar and help assess amount of permanent damage to the heart from myocarditis.
May 28, 2014

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