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How does someone get viral cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Alisa Niksch
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alisa Niksch
Dr. Alisa Niksch
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology
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In brief: A viral infection

We are exposed and infected with viruses often.
Some viruses can impact the mussel of the heart and lead to weakening. This is a viral cardiomyopathy.

In brief: A viral infection

We are exposed and infected with viruses often.
Some viruses can impact the mussel of the heart and lead to weakening. This is a viral cardiomyopathy.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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