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Does sudden death from myocarditis literally mean your fine one minute then dead the next?

Sort of. You might already be having sympyoms such as shortness of breath, but otherwise, yes. Sudden is just what it says. Read more...
Yes and NO. Sudden death is precisely that--sudden But if one has myocarditis---that person is not "fine" Myocarditis patients have cardiac symptoms. Read more...
With acute. Myocarditis, which is an inflammatory condition of the heart muscle, one is not "fine" but is symptomatic from pain, possibly fever, shortness of breath prior to a lethal deterioration. You may be referring to something different, Read more...

Keep reading about people suddenly dying of myocarditis without knowing anything was wrong it scares the life out me how common is it for sudden death to occur?

In the US there are. about 400K - 600K sudden deaths a year (about one a minute.) These are usually associated with coronary artery disease and previous heart attacks or from weakened heart muscles (cardiomyopathy.) Sudden death from myocarditis is rare. Unless you have a cardiomyopathy is is HIGHLY unlikely that you have anything to worry about at all. Read more...
Very rare. When the news hits the paper, it must be a rare event. If one worries over so many potential causes for death, one would not be able to live a full life. If you are healthy otherwise, don't worry. Worrying too much can cause illness by itself. Read more...

If I had myocarditis would beta blockers reduce my risk of sudden death?

Myocarditis. You seem obsessed with myocarditis. Perhaps you should be talking with your doctor about this. Remember myocarditis is rare. If you don't have it, you shouldn't be worrying about it. Read more...

Keep hearing about myocarditis, how common is it? Do I have to be worried when I get an infection? Scared of sudden death

Try not to worry! Apparently you didn't believe or understand my previous reply to the same question, so I'll try again. Myocarditis is an infrequent cause of sudden death, even in people with various illnesses with fever. By far the most common cause of early death is trauma: accident, violence, etc. So try not to worry about your heart -- and don't forget your seat belt! Read more...