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Doctor insights on: What Are The Chances Of Myocarditis Being Passed On To Children

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Dr. Vipin Khetarpal
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I have pericarditis/myocarditis, what are the chances of overcoming this?

Good: Usually myo pericarditis has a good prognosis. However it depends on the cause. Most common is idiopathic/unknown, and then viral. If cardiac function is good them outcome is excellent. With myocarditis and diminished cardiac function a third may recover, third may improve or remain the same, and third may deteriorate. ...Read more

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Could acute viral myocarditis be a congenital worry in children?

Rare but possible: A viral myocarditis can present at any age from before birth to old age. Various viral infections can infect the mother during pregnancy and cross the placenta to infect baby. The heart may or may not become inflamed in this process.Acquisition of a virus that causes a myocarditis could occur at any point after delivery. ...Read more

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Can acute viral myocarditis be a congenital problem?In children?

Can acute viral myocarditis be a congenital problem?In children?

Myocarditis: Probably yes. For example, CMV which is one of the more common causes of intrauterine virus infections with severe effecs on the fetus and infant, is well known to be able to cause myocarditis as well. But this is quite rare. ...Read more

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Can acute viral myocarditis be a congenital condition in children?

Can acute viral myocarditis be a congenital condition in children?

Yes: Congenital by definition means existing at (and sometimes before )birth. A congenital myocarditis is one complication of measles or rubella in a newborn & may occur with an unvaccinated mother infected in the later stage of pregnancy. Other maternal viral infections may also trigger a myocarditis in a newborn. If the infection occurs after birth, it would not be considered acongenital condition. ...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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5 yr old girl just died where i live from myocarditis she just had flu symptoms i have 2 young children how would i know if they were suffering from myocarditis its flu season and im petrfied of anything happening to them ?

5 yr old girl just died where i live from myocarditis she just had flu symptoms i have 2 young children how would i know if they were suffering from myocarditis its flu season and im petrfied of anything happening to them ?

Mgt: Many infections may cause cardiac complications, but this is fortunately not common. If there are prolonged or unusual symptoms please see your PCP. I would advise a flu vaccine unless specifically not indicated. ...Read more

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Bad sore throat tired what's my chances of myocarditis really scared?

Bad sore throat tired what's my chances of myocarditis really scared?

Probably low: The symptoms you describe are fairly common and might occur simply with the common cold. Myocarditis often has many signs and symptoms seen in heart failure (shortness of breath, swelling of the legs and irregular heart rhythm, etc.), as well as chest pain, fever, muscle aches, and sometimes sore throat and diarrhea. See your doctor if your symptoms persist. ...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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