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What Are The Causes Of Viral Cardiomyopathy
Does any of these factors like stress, anxiety, tension, depression or smoking can cause dilated cardiomyopathy ?
Dilated Heart: No. The causes of dilated cardiomyopathy include damage to the heart from a heart attack due to atherosclerotic cardiac disease which affects the heart muscle or vessels to the heart. Other causes include certain infections and drugs such as Cocaine and alcohol. Certain medications can also cause this condition. Anxiety or stress do not cause this. ...Read more
Many viruses can...: Infect both the heart, your respiratory tract, or your GI system. Many patients who develop myocarditis from a virus have a fever or cold symptoms before their heart becomes involved, which they caught from a close contact. It is unpredictable who will develop myocarditis or cardiomyopathy from a virus, and fortunately this is rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Cardiomyopathy varies greatly in severity. If the heart muscle is extremely weakened, then the cardiomyopathy could be deadly. But in many cases, the cardiomyopathy is mild and should be well tolerated. So it really depends on how severe the problem is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hopefully improvemen: Most people get better. Hopefully you will too. ...Read more
Supportive care: The goal is supportive till the virus resolves. There are several medications that, in combination, may greatly improve symptoms and slow progression of disease. Lifestyle modifications are appropriate such as tobacco and alcohol abstinence, weight management. In severe cases, there are several surgical options from special pacemakers and defibrillators to heart assist devices to transplantation. ...Read more
Randy travis got viral cardiomyopathy and after a stroke how serious is it ? Is he going to make it ?
Critical condition: News is being updated regarding mr. Travis' situation as it develops: http://media.Baylorhealth.Com/ we on healthtap have no other knowledge about what will happen next. I wish him recovery and health. ...Read more
It varies...: The long-term effects of myocarditis are highly variable. Many people recover heart function without long-term negative health effects and without a return of symptoms. In a minority of cases, heart function may not improve after myocarditis, and the individual can require long-term medical therapy and sometimes heart transplantation. Good luck to you! ...Read more
It depends: Viral cardiomyopathy, any cardiomyopathy, in a pregnant woman is dangerous not only for her but her unborn child. The maternal heart is called upon to increase output 30-50% over the course of pregnancy to serve both the mother and the baby. Weakening that heart by whatever means jeopardizes that ability, putting both at risk. She should be in the care of an experienced specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was always prone to racing/pounding heart from coffee/cigarettes. V sick 5 months with suspected post-viral pots. Would cardiomyopathy definitely have shown up in echo/ekgs/monitors/ct?
Not likely: All of the viruses that cause viral myocarditis are transmittable, and most of them are transmitted by direct contact. However, just because a virus causes myocarditis in one person, does not mean that it will cause myocarditis in another person, even in the same household. The causation of cardiac compromise related to viral infection is complex and probably depends of several factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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