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Lots of causes..: But commonly viral ---Coxsackie (A, B), Adenovirus, Influenza (A, B), Herpes simplex, Cytomegalovirus, Varicella-zoster virus, Epstein-Barr virus, Mumps, Rubella, Rubeola, Vaccinia, Rabies, Coronavirus, Hepatitis B, HIV. Other casues include bacteria, parasites, fungi, protozoa, autoimmune, drugs (cardiotoxins), radiation, some systemic disorders (e.g. thyrotoxicosis,s arcoidosis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myocarditis: Recovery from myocarditis varies. Some mild forms can fully recover quickly. In some cases acute myocarditis progresses to a chronic form of heart failure. In rare instances acute myocarditis is fulminant, requiring significant medical and/or mechanical support and possibly a heart transplant. ...Read more
Care is supportive: Acute myocarditis is variablle in its eventual effect on a pt.At any age. Care is generally supportive during the acute phaze and recovery may be full or partial. With partial recovery a kid may need meds to help the heart during childhood but eventual rx may require a heart transplant. I believe the fda recently approved a VAD (ventricular assist device) for limited use in kids awaiting a heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got acute myocarditis spring2013, autumn2013 normal echo & ecg. What is long-term prognosis? Should I got MRI to know for sure?
My sister died of sudden acute myocarditis which the doctor said was related to long qt syndrome. Is this hereditary. Can i be tested?
Recovering viral myocarditis -smaller areas of hypokinesia each time on mri-carry what risks?
Are the risks mainly associated with acute myocarditis?
Acute vs long term: A myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle, often triggered by a virus, but not always. In an early myocarditis the muscle could fail with a fatal result.If you are recovering this puts you into the better outcome category.The heart muscle can heal up to a certain level and meds can help it along.Your level of function can be very good or less so.Only time will tell. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Congenital by definition means existing at (and sometimes before )birth. A congenital myocarditis is one complication of measles or rubella in a newborn & may occur with an unvaccinated mother infected in the later stage of pregnancy. Other maternal viral infections may also trigger a myocarditis in a newborn. If the infection occurs after birth, it would not be considered acongenital condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare but possible: A viral myocarditis can present at any age from before birth to old age. Various viral infections can infect the mother during pregnancy and cross the placenta to infect baby. The heart may or may not become inflamed in this process.Acquisition of a virus that causes a myocarditis could occur at any point after delivery. ...Read more
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