A 41-year-old member asked:
I have pericarditis/myocarditis, what are the chances of overcoming this?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
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.
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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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Last updated Aug 9, 2019
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