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Is Myocarditis Hereditary
My sister died of sudden acute myocarditis which the doctor said was related to long qt syndrome. Is this hereditary. Can I be tested?
Yes and yes:
This disorder can be due to a number of genetic defects. You can get tested by an ECG and it can be treated. See your doctor and check this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/long-qt-syndrome/ds00434. ...Read more
Myocarditis: Myocarditis is an inflammatory disease of the myocardium. The myocardium is the middle layer of the heart wall. Myocarditis can range from mild to very severe. The american journal of cardiovascular pathology goes further and describes it as "an inflammatory infiltrate of the myocardium with necrosis and/or degeneration of adjacent myocytes.". ...Read more
Rare but: More common with HIV positive patients. Since myocarditis is often due to a viral illness, many patients give a history of symptoms consistent with a recent viral infection, including fever, rash, diarrhea, joint pains, and easy fatigueability. Myocardial inflammation can be suspected on the basis of electrocardiographic (ECG) results, elevated c-reactive protein (CRP) and/or erythrocyte sed rates. ...Read more
Typical symptoms of myocarditis re chest pain, shortness of breath and palpitations (irregular heart beat)
Check out this site for more information.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/myocarditis/basics/symptoms/con-20027303
If you think you have this see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
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
Hard to say: Every disease acts differntly in everyone else. Treatments sometime fail. You are scaring yourself silly worrying about this & worry makes you sick even if you don't have myocarditis. Posting & researching it all day is hurting you! Go for a walk, make some Xmas presents, go kiss someone you love, go see a funny movie. Dance! Happiness helps fight disease and improves health, mental & physical. ...Read more
Myocarditis: Myocarditis can occur with minimal or no symptoms. The usual trigger is a virus. Some patients may go on to recover completely, some partially, and some may not recover and have heart failure. Those patients may be diagnosed at a later point in time and the etiology is felt to be a viral myocarditis resulting in heart failure. ...Read more
Varies: The actual number varies by country and age. We believe there are many cases which are never identified and go away on their own. The best estimate I have seen is 1 case a year for every 10, 000 people. ...Read more
Myocarditis: Hi!, in young people it is usually found after a recent viral infection. Patients could have fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, loss of stamina, to name a few. See your Doctor soon or go to the ER if your symptoms get worse or you have chest pain or shortness of breath. Good Luck! ...Read more
Inflamation: It is an inflammatory process.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 more