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Can you explain viral myocarditis\?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Definition

This is an inflammation of the heart muscle which has been infected by a virus (coxsackie virus is one example).
There is often recovery after the acute illness has passed, but some patients may have such damaging disease that the heart is permanently impaired, sometimes to the extent that a transplant is an option.

In brief: Definition

This is an inflammation of the heart muscle which has been infected by a virus (coxsackie virus is one example).
There is often recovery after the acute illness has passed, but some patients may have such damaging disease that the heart is permanently impaired, sometimes to the extent that a transplant is an option.
Dr. Martin Raff
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