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Can a teenager have viral cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

A viral cardiomyopathy can strike at any age.
Including the unborn fetus. It is uncommon in childhood, yet in 3 decades I have known of at least 2 in my area.

In brief: Yes

A viral cardiomyopathy can strike at any age.
Including the unborn fetus. It is uncommon in childhood, yet in 3 decades I have known of at least 2 in my area.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

Yes, anyone can get a viral cardiomyopathy.
Fortunately, most folks recover completely without any long lasting or permamanent effects. Some may recover with the aid of medications and interventions for the a short time period. A few may develop a permanent form of cardiomyopathy and require more intensive, lifelong therapies-but that percentage is very small.

In brief: Yes

Yes, anyone can get a viral cardiomyopathy.
Fortunately, most folks recover completely without any long lasting or permamanent effects. Some may recover with the aid of medications and interventions for the a short time period. A few may develop a permanent form of cardiomyopathy and require more intensive, lifelong therapies-but that percentage is very small.
Dr. Michael Fenster
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