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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?
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
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
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
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
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
What's the symptoms of myocarditis. Since my friend got it last year, I'm worried every time I got a cold. She didn't have chest pain.?
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
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?
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
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