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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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Dr. Chad Rudnick
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What are symptoms of myocarditis ?

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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Would it be obvious if I had myocarditis ?

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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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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What are the symptoms of myocarditis I should be looking for?

Myocarditis: When severe myocarditis leads to hear failure. Symptoms may consist of shortness of breath at rest, with activities or the inability to lay flat (depending on the severity). You may also feel that your heart beats are fast or irregular. Often the symptoms resolve with treatment, but patients can develop long-term heart failure that may require heart transplant. ...Read more

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What are the chances of myocarditis being passed on to children?

Zip: Myocarditis is an acquired illness and not passed on to children. However, there are familial forms of cardiomyopathy that can be passed on. ...Read more

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Can you explain viral myocarditis\?

Can you explain viral myocarditis\?

Definition: This is an inflammation of the heart muscle which has been infected by a virus (coxsackie virus is one example). There is often recovery after the acute illness has passed, but some patients may have such damaging disease that the heart is permanently impaired, sometimes to the extent that a transplant is an option. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for myocarditis?

What is the treatment for myocarditis?

Several: Mainly vasodilators such as ace inhibitors or angiogtension receptor blockers (arb's), low dose beta blockers, occasionally inotropes such as digoxin, and sometimes vasodilators like calcium channel blockers like Nifedipine or amlodipine or nitrates. In severe cases, the effective short term treatments are left ventricular assist devices, and in life threatening cases, heart transplantation. ...Read more

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What are the tests for viral myocarditis?

It depends: Usually start with ekg and blood tests then echocardiogram. Depending on severity, may also need a cardiac cath and biopsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Vipin Khetarpal
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