7 doctors weighed in:
Is viral cardiomyopathy deadly?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Viral myocarditis is probably the most treacherous of all causes of sudden death, in its unpredictability. As a pathologist, it's common to see someone die suddenly "while getting over a cold" and discover a small spot of viral myocarditis that has triggered a lethal rhythm problem. Thankfully, most folks recover - and even more never knew they were sick.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Viral
Viral cardiomyopathy can cause sudden death or more chronic progression to intractable heart failure.
It is a serious disease.

In brief: Viral
Viral cardiomyopathy can cause sudden death or more chronic progression to intractable heart failure.
It is a serious disease.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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