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A 45-year-old member asked:

Can myocarditis hereditary?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
No: Myocarditis is not really a genetic disease. Genetic factors passed on to children can make them more susceptible.
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Dr. Alan Bramowitz
54 years experience
Not necessarily: Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy is known to be genetically transmitted as may other forms of dilated cardiomyopathy.
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A 23-year-old member asked:

What is myocarditis?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
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 very severe. The american journal of cardiovascular pathology goes further and describes it as "an inflammatory infiltrate of the myocardium with necrosis and/or degeneration of adjacent myocytes.".
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Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
POT is diagnosed after other problems are excluded including myocarditis. Hypotension and tachycardia can be found during an episode of myocarditis which usually improve after inflammation is resolved if LV ejection fraction is not compromised. Therefore, the diagnosis of POT can not be done at he same time.
May 17, 2014

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