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I have pericarditis/myocarditis, what are the chances of overcoming this?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Pericarditis: The cause of the pericarditis/myocarditis generally predicts the outcomes. Garden variety viral pericarditis generally is pretty benign, HIV related peri/myocarditis can be much worse as well as lupus and other processes. You should discuss with your doc to clarify your situation.
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 28 years experience
Good: Usually myo pericarditis has a good prognosis. However it depends on the cause. Most common is idiopathic/unknown, and then viral. If cardiac function is good them outcome is excellent. With myocarditis and diminished cardiac function a third may recover, third may improve or remain the same, and third may deteriorate.

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