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Does A Cure Exist For Acute Myocarditis In Infants
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
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
Is it common to get Acute Myocarditis after a common cold? Specifically, more than likely a Rhinovirus. If so, is mortality high?
No: Myocarditis is a rare disease, but not extremely rare. It does happen to people, but it is hard to find any exact numbers about it. Maybe one's chances of getting it are 1 in 5000 or 1 in 10000 people... these are just rough estimates. Likewise, it's not known how many cases are happening after Rhinovirus infections. ...Read more
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
Recovery time for acute myocarditis? 23 yr old male, EF of 55% after event. Given heart cath and was clear. On coreg, pravastatin, and aspirin
Myocarditis: Since your ejection fraction is within normal limits there should be no symptoms related to weakness of the heart muscle, and if you're not experiencing fever, generalized weakness,sweats or shortness of breath with normal activities I would then assume the acute phase is over. Post inflammation weakness may take a week or 2 to gradually resolve but longer if you've been bed ridden for weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Acute infers that it is happening now and you won't see an intrauterine infection continuing into childhood. The process burns itself out & you are left with residual heart damage. CMV,rubella, herpes, and other viruses can produce severe organ damage that is usually fatal prior to or soon after birth. Children that have an acute myocarditis in childhood acquire it in the months preceding symptoms ...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
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
How do you cure chronic sinusitis with massive post nasal drip that causes. Pnemonia in a patient with myocarditis and less then 20 percent output.?
Maybe: Myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscles) may occur from a variety of sources. In addition to viral infections there are bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and other inciting organisms. In addition one can have cancerous myocarditis and also a variety of metabolic conditions can also cause this (hemochromatosis, e.g.). Cannot calculate the overall frequency with which these occur. ...Read more
Unfortunately, yes: Acute myocarditis usually results from viral infection of the heart muscle, and causes weakness and difficulty breathing. It often follows other flu-like symptoms by several weeks. An infrequent complication is sudden death due to heart rhythm disturbances. In most victims, the arrhythmias occur after the diagnosis is known, but occasionally death may occur as an early complication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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