A 17-year-old male asked:
i feel like coming down with cold, will i get myocarditis as complication and have sudden cardiac death ? what should i do?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Martin Raff answered
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Cardiomyopathy: Although there are infectious agents which can cause cardiomyopathy (Coxsackievirus is one), this is a rare condition, and the average clinician may not see one in their lifetime. Since the common cold is so frequent it is very unlikely that this is going to occur to you. Of greater concern is your fear of this and if it persists you might want to see a mental health therapist. Best wishes
Answered on Jan 30, 2015
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