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What is myocarditis?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.".

In brief: 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.".
Dr. Charles Jost
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Dr. Carlos Orrego
POT is diagnosed after other problems are excluded including myocarditis. Hypotension and tachycardia can be found during an episode of myocarditis which usually improve after inflammation is resolved if LV ejection fraction is not compromised. Therefore, the diagnosis of POT can not be done at he same time.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Inflammation..

Inflammation of the heart muscle is myocarditis.
It can cause arrhythmias and severe weakness of heart muscle which can be potentially life threatening. While viral infections is a common cause, it can also result from various immune mediated responses where the body attacks it's own organs.

In brief: Inflammation..

Inflammation of the heart muscle is myocarditis.
It can cause arrhythmias and severe weakness of heart muscle which can be potentially life threatening. While viral infections is a common cause, it can also result from various immune mediated responses where the body attacks it's own organs.
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Myocarditis

An infection that involves the heart muscle.

In brief: Myocarditis

An infection that involves the heart muscle.
Dr. Howard Rubin
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