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Is viral cardiomyopathy deadly?

Is viral cardiomyopathy deadly?

Sometimes: Cardiomyopathy varies greatly in severity. If the heart muscle is extremely weakened, then the cardiomyopathy could be deadly. But in many cases, the cardiomyopathy is mild and should be well tolerated. So it really depends on how severe the problem is. ...Read more

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Dr. Barton Cook
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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

Cardiomyopathy is a disease that weakens and enlarges the muscle surrounding the heart. It is a condition that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood and deliver it throughout the body. A common symptom is chest pain, although mild cases ...Read more


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What are the causes of viral cardiomyopathy?

What are the causes of viral cardiomyopathy?

Almost any: Almost any virus can cause a virial cardiomyopathy but the most common are enteroviruses, coxsackievirus a and b, echovirus, influenza, polio, adenovirus , mumps rubella , and hiv. ...Read more

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Can a teenager have viral cardiomyopathy?

Yes: A viral cardiomyopathy can strike at any age. Including the unborn fetus. It is uncommon in childhood, yet in 3 decades I have known of at least 2 in my area. ...Read more

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Can you get viral cardiomyopathy from semen?

Virus : If viral infection is contracted from semen, such as hiv, it is possible to develop cardiomyopathy. However, the typical viral cardiomyopathies are not sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a teenager to have viral cardiomyopathy?

Is it possible for a teenager to have viral cardiomyopathy?

Yes: It is not always possible to determine the cause of new onset cardiomyopathy in a teenager, but many are due to viral infections. ...Read more

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How does someone get viral cardiomyopathy?

Many viruses can...: Infect both the heart, your respiratory tract, or your GI system. Many patients who develop myocarditis from a virus have a fever or cold symptoms before their heart becomes involved, which they caught from a close contact. It is unpredictable who will develop myocarditis or cardiomyopathy from a virus, and fortunately this is rare. ...Read more

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What sort of virus causes viral cardiomyopathy?

A number: Can. During the winter months, influenza can do it. In the summer months, enteroviruses such as coxsackie can. ...Read more