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Is congestive heart failure caused by a virus?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Possibly

A viral infection of the heart is referred to as myocarditis.
If damage to the heart is severe, this can result in congestive heart failure. Among all adult patients presenting with congestive heart failure, myocarditis is not a common cause.

In brief: Possibly

A viral infection of the heart is referred to as myocarditis.
If damage to the heart is severe, this can result in congestive heart failure. Among all adult patients presenting with congestive heart failure, myocarditis is not a common cause.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can be

Certain viruses can cause weakness of the heart muscle (myocarditis) which leads to chf.

In brief: Can be

Certain viruses can cause weakness of the heart muscle (myocarditis) which leads to chf.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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