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How long is it take to recover from viral myocarditis?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Variable: Severe myocarditis either improves quickly or results in death. Other forms linger for months and eventually resolve. Chronic forms stabilize but never resolve.
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
It varies: Some patients will have normal heart function return within a few weeks. Some have persistently decreased function. Lastly, some patients continue to deteriorate and may require consideration for heart transplantation.

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Last updated Jan 10, 2017

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