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Dr. Vipin Khetarpal
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Myocarditis (Definition)

Inflammation of the middle layer ...Read more


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How likely is it for someone to develop myocarditis after a cold/flu? Female 28yo not pregnant, worried. How to prevent?

How likely is it for someone to develop myocarditis after a cold/flu? Female 28yo not pregnant, worried. How to prevent?

Not likely even rare: Myocarditis is a fairly rare complication after a viral infection. In my general practice I have only seen this about two times in 30 years. There is little you can do other than eat right, wash hands well, and observe symptoms for early treatment. ...Read more

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Is it common to get Acute Myocarditis after a common cold? Specifically, more than likely a Rhinovirus. If so, is mortality high?

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

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General question how can you tell the difference between a cold and myocarditis people die after suffering 'cold symptoms' can you explain? Please

Myocarditis: People often die after no symptoms, they can die with cold symptoms and other things. You have a fixation on myocarditis and need help handling this. Please seek professional psychology help to help you handle this problem. ...Read more

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Can a common cold cause myocarditis?

Can a common cold cause myocarditis?

Rarely....: The most common cause of common colds is rhinovirus a virus not know to cause myocarditis. The common viral agents that can cause myocarditis like Cosackievirus esp. Type B, Adenovirus, Influenza are less common causes of common cold. The risk of having a myocarditis after an infection with either of the latter viruses is quite rare. Hit or miss. ...Read more

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Have bad cold petrified of myocarditis 24 female?

Have bad cold petrified of myocarditis 24 female?

Yes virus infections: Can cause myocarditis incidence from common cold is rare, as you already has cold, nothing you could do now except by satying home and drinking plenty of fluids. In future get polyvalent flue vaccine every season ...Read more

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I currently have a common cold, what is the best way to avoid getting myocarditis as a complication? . What is my risk of getting myocarditis?

No known prevention: Myocarditis is a severe, though rare complication of viral syndromes. Not all viruses can cause myocarditis. Awareness for such complications seems to be the best known prevention. Chest pain, shortness of breath, sudden worsening of general condition would suggest such a complication. ...Read more

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Does having a common cold increase my risk of getting myocarditis?, and does myocarditis always need treatment?

Yes and usually: Its unusual occurrence -consider how many people in the world get a cold and the actual rates of viral myocarditis - its less than 1 %. Most myocarditis causes s/s but it can be subclinical. ...Read more

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I feel like coming down with cold, will I get myocarditis as complication and have sudden cardiac death? What should I do?

I feel like coming down with cold, will I get myocarditis as complication and have sudden cardiac death? What should I do?

Cardiomyopathy: Although there are infectious agents which can cause cardiomyopathy (Coxsackievirus is one), this is a rare condition, and the average clinician may not see one in their lifetime. Since the common cold is so frequent it is very unlikely that this is going to occur to you. Of greater concern is your fear of this and if it persists you might want to see a mental health therapist. Best wishes ...Read more

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What are the chances of bronchitis/cold becoming myocarditis and is there a certain way to diagnose it? When can you go back to doing sports after ill

What are the chances of bronchitis/cold becoming myocarditis and is there a certain way to diagnose it? When can you go back to doing sports after ill

Met: To better assess your condition, I would suggest an inbox consultation. Most bronchitic infections are caused by viral agents, but most do not result in any cardiac disease. ...Read more

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I have myocarditis (3 weeks) and was told to rest. Some days I'm very dizzy and weak. And I'm cold a lot. Are these normal symptoms? Recovery time?

Rest: Usually myocarditis is viral/autoimmune/drugs related. If it is related to infectious should be resolved in 4-6 weeks. I would recommend following with cardiology or promary care physician if you cont to have symptoms for more than 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Snotty chest sore and tight cold? Worried about myocarditis feel really tired

Snotty chest sore and tight cold? Worried about myocarditis feel really tired

It is more likely: That you have a virus, or possibly a bronchitis or pneumonia, than it is that you have myocarditis. However, the only way to tell is to see your doctor or go to the emergency room, if you are having difficulty breathing. Your doctor can examine you and listen to your chest (heart and lungs) and order any testing necessary. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Have a cold and sore throat can I get myocarditis?

Very very unlikely: It is very very unlikely that after a cold you will get myocarditis. Having said that, people who get myocarditis often have a cold that preceded it. ...Read more

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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?

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