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Can you explain to me the pathophysiology of myocarditis?

Can you explain to me the pathophysiology of myocarditis?

Myocarditis: Myocarditis can have a variety of causes, but one of the most common is a viral cause. The body responds to the presence of the virus by producing antibodies and an inflammatory response which attack the heart muscle producing disease and damage. Some heart muscle injury is reversible, some is not and stays the same, and some injury may continue to worsen over time. ...Read more

Dr. Vipin Khetarpal
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Myocarditis (Definition)

Inflammation of the middle layer ...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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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 ...: it's 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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What causes acute myocarditis?

Myocarditis: Most commonly acute myocarditis is causes by a virus. There are other infectious causes such as bacteria or fungus but these are less common. There are other causes, but again these are much more rare. ...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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Toothache am I at risk of myocarditis?

Toothache am I at risk of myocarditis?

Not likely: There is no myocarditis reported by studies or by people with toothache yet. ...Read more

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Is myocarditis a life threatening condition?

Yes: But this depends on the cause, the severity and the rapidity with which one seeks medical assistance. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis in patient with myocarditis?

What is the prognosis in patient with myocarditis?

Depends: On the severity. In mild cases patients usually do reasonably well. See a cardiologist. ...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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What's the life expectancy with chronic myocarditis?

Myocardtitis: Largely depends on the status of the left ventricular function. Some patients will see recovery of cardiac dysfunction others do not and can in the worse case lead to either transplant or a device to help the heart (LVAD). ...Read more

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Could you please tell me what causes acute myocarditis?

Lots of causes..: But commonly viral ---Coxsackie (A, B), Adenovirus, Influenza (A, B), Herpes simplex, Cytomegalovirus, Varicella-zoster virus, Epstein-Barr virus, Mumps, Rubella, Rubeola, Vaccinia, Rabies, Coronavirus, Hepatitis B, HIV. Other casues include bacteria, parasites, fungi, protozoa, autoimmune, drugs (cardiotoxins), radiation, some systemic disorders (e.g. thyrotoxicosis, s arcoidosis). ...Read more

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