Does a cure exist for acute myocarditis in infants?

Care is supportive. Acute myocarditis is variablle in its eventual effect on a pt.At any age. Care is generally supportive during the acute phaze and recovery may be full or partial. With partial recovery a kid may need meds to help the heart during childhood but eventual rx may require a heart transplant. I believe the fda recently approved a VAD (ventricular assist device) for limited use in kids awaiting a heart.
Mycarditis. Myocarditis has many causes and some of these causes are treatable. Examples are the myocarditis that is associated with kawasaki disease treated with steroids or ivig. The myocarditis associated with rheumatic fever is also treatable.

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What causes acute myocarditis?

Myocarditis. Most commonly acute myocarditis is causes by a virus. There are other infectious causes such as bacteria or fungus but these are less common. There are also other causes, but again these are much more rare. Read more...

Could you please tell me what causes acute myocarditis?

Viral infections. Viral infections like coxsackievirus, parvovirus, and even HIV are believed to be the most common cause of acute myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle which results in heart dysfunction). Autoimmune diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, environmental toxins, drugs like certain antibiotics, alcohol, and cocaine, and radiation are other potential etiologies. . Read more...
Lots of causes.. But commonly viral ---Coxsackie (A, B), Adenovirus, Influenza (A, B), Herpes simplex, Cytomegalovirus, Varicella-zoster virus, Epstein-Barr virus, Mumps, Rubella, Rubeola, Vaccinia, Rabies, Coronavirus, Hepatitis B, HIV. Other casues include bacteria, parasites, fungi, protozoa, autoimmune, drugs (cardiotoxins), radiation, some systemic disorders (e.g. thyrotoxicosis,s arcoidosis). Read more...

How long does it take to recover from acute myocarditis?

Myocarditis. Recovery from myocarditis varies. Some mild forms can fully recover quickly. In some cases acute myocarditis progresses to a chronic form of heart failure. In rare instances acute myocarditis is fulminant, requiring significant medical and/or mechanical support and possibly a heart transplant. Read more...

Is it common to get Acute Myocarditis after a common cold? Specifically, more than likely a Rhinovirus. If so, is mortality high?

No. Myocarditis is a rare disease, but not extremely rare. It does happen to people, but it is hard to find any exact numbers about it. Maybe one's chances of getting it are 1 in 5000 or 1 in 10000 people... these are just rough estimates. Likewise, it's not known how many cases are happening after Rhinovirus infections. Read more...

My sister died of sudden acute myocarditis which the doctor said was related to long qt syndrome. Is this hereditary. Can I be tested?

Yes and yes. This disorder can be due to a number of genetic defects. You can get tested by an ECG and it can be treated. See your doctor and check this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/long-qt-syndrome/ds00434. Read more...
Long qt. long qt syndrome and myocarditis are 2 different entities and not related to each other. I am an expert in the field you can consult me or one of us if you need more detailed info. www.healthtap.com/volkantuzcu. Read more...

Recovery time for acute myocarditis? 23 yr old male, EF of 55% after event. Given heart cath and was clear. On coreg, pravastatin, and aspirin

Hard to predict. If all inflammation gone healing may be 6 weeks. But we need to know more of your health status to understand the medications you are on. Ask your physician for more accurate prediction. Read more...
Myocarditis. Since your ejection fraction is within normal limits there should be no symptoms related to weakness of the heart muscle, and if you're not experiencing fever, generalized weakness,sweats or shortness of breath with normal activities I would then assume the acute phase is over. Post inflammation weakness may take a week or 2 to gradually resolve but longer if you've been bed ridden for weeks. Read more...