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What are the best medicines to prevent recurrence of viral myocarditis?

What are the best medicines to prevent recurrence of viral myocarditis?

There isn't one...: It is sad to say but we do not have any medicaction to prevent viral myocarditis. We actually have very few medication to treat viral infections--only available for hiv, herpes/chickenpox, hepb/c, and influenza. Fortunately these disease don't cause much problems with myocarditis, except hiv. Hiv can be treated. Get vaccines for influenza/chicken pox/hepb. Best is to keep healthy! . Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Vipin Khetarpal
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Myocarditis (Definition)

Inflammation of the middle layer ...Read more


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I went through 4 days of extreme drug abuse, no sleep, and strenuous exercise that triggered some irritation in my heart. Could this be myocarditis?

I went through 4 days of extreme drug abuse, no sleep, and strenuous exercise that triggered some irritation in my heart. Could this be myocarditis?

Seek Medical Help: It is very difficult to provide you with any specific diagnosis based upon the details presented in your question. Given the fact that you have concern for your heart is enough to warrant an immediate appointment with your primary care physican or a trip to the emergency room. Less emergent but none the less important is your report of drug abuse. Talk to your physican. There is help. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is myocarditis?

What is myocarditis?

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

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How common is myocarditis?

How common is myocarditis?

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

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Can myocarditis hereditary?

No: Myocarditis is not really a genetic disease. Genetic factors passed on to children can make them more susceptible. ...Read more

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Can you die from myocarditis?

Can you die from myocarditis?

Myocarditis: Yes. Death can occur if myocarditis results in heart failure from failure of pumping or cardiac arrythmias. ...Read more

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Would I no if I had myocarditis?

Sometimes: Myocarditis is frequently without symptoms. If you were to have symptoms, they could include a sharp chest pain, shortness of breath, fever, muscle aches, palpitations, or fatigue. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of myocarditis?

Chest pain: 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

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At what age does myocarditis occur?

Any age: It may occur at any time, from infants to the elderly. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get myocarditis?

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

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What are the causes of myocarditis?

What are the causes of myocarditis?

Myocarditis: The specific cause of myocarditis is often not identified, but there are numerous potential causes including infectious agents (viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites), connective tissue and autoimmune diseases, and medications, to name some. ...Read more

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How does myocarditis effect the body?

How does myocarditis effect the body?

Can be significant: Myocarditis can be associated with heart failure and therefore can have serious detrimental effects on the body. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for myocarditis?

Depends on what: Cannot answer the question unless know what is causing the myocarditis. As in prior answer there are many possibities including viruses, bacteria, parasites, etc. As infectious causes and several non-infectious causes as well. ...Read more

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High aniexty scared I have myocarditis?

High aniexty scared I have myocarditis?

Myocarditis: Myocarditis is rare and the only way to be sure is to see a doc and be checked out. Most people with myocarditis are significantly symptomatic and if what you feel is mostly anxious that makes anxiety disorder more likely than myocardial disease. ...Read more

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Can myocarditis be cured by diet alone?

Can myocarditis be cured by diet alone?

No: Medication is almost always needed at least for a while. Many cases improve or resolve over time regardless. Mild cases may be detected incidentally, without any apparent cardiac complaints. ...Read more

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Why do some people die from myocarditis?

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

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Would it be obvious if I had myocarditis?

YES: I had myocarditis as a young woman and was critically ill, but I definitely knew it. I was in congestive heart failue, with shortness of breath and swelling to triple the size on my ankles. ...Read more

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Can I die from myocarditis if I ignore it?

Possibly: Depends upon the cause of myocarditis and the severity of disease. ...Read more

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Are tests for myocarditis done in imaging?

Are tests for myocarditis done in imaging?

Two main tests: Echocardiogram (ultrasound) of the heart and biopsy of the heart muscle to confirm viral damage to the muscle tissue. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my myocarditis go away?

Depends: See my prior responses on myocarditis. Depends upon the cause and whether or not the primary etiologic agent is treatable or you are just managing symptoms. ...Read more

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Can myocarditis happen without any symptons?

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

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How many cases of myocarditis occur a year?

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

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What are the symptoms of myocarditis female 24?

Myocarditis: This is an inflammatory process that affects the heart muscle. It can be associated with various forms of chest pain, fever or shortness of breath. One can also see irregularities in the heart rhythm (I.e. Palpitations etc) ...Read more

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What are the signs to look out for myocarditis?

What are the signs to look out for myocarditis?

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

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Any correlation between myocarditis and exercise?

Exercise: We generally recommend not doing vigorous exercise unless myocarditis has resolved. As far as causation, exercise isn't generally considered a cause of myocarditis. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from myocarditis?

Variable: Severe myocarditis either improves quickly or results in death. Other forms linger for months and eventually resolve. Chronic forms stabilize but never resolve. ...Read more

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Is myocarditis rare and what are the risk factors?

Not rare but. ..: Its a general term for inflamation of the heart muscle. Can occur with many conditions. The most common is viral. The lupus pts and other autoimmune disease pts are sussceptable. Pts with cancer, HIV, renal failure are also at risk. ...Read more

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How long does it take someone to recover from myocarditis?

How long does it take someone to recover from myocarditis?

Depends on cause: And on severity. If the damage is extreme, it may necessitate cardiac transplantation, but many if not most cases resolve rapidly with nearly complete recovery. Good luck. ...Read more

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How many cases of myocarditis a year in the United States?

Hard to say: Many cases of myocarditis are clinically asymptomatic and resolve without treatment - thus hard to count. As many as 1-5% autopsies show evidence of this condition. One estimate is that there are 24, 000-30, 000 new cases every year. ...Read more