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The term Viral Myocarditis is used for defining a viral infection that happens in both adults and babies leading to the swelling of the myocarditis. In such cases, there is a lot of inflammation taking place in the heart and also the muscles surrounding the same. Common symptoms here include pain in the chest, fatigue, inability to do everyday activities and heart palpitations and chest pain or pressure.
HOW IS VIRAL MYOCARDITIS DIAGNOSED?
To diagnose myocarditis, the doctor may conduct a physical examination, and discuss medical history and any signs or symptoms. Other tests that may be suggested are:
• Electrocardiogram (ECG).
• Chest X-ray.
• Blood tests.
• Cardiac catheterization and endomyocardial biopsy.
HOW IS VIRAL MYOCARDITIS TREATED?
Treatment for Viral Myocarditis is treated similar to the medicines that are used for heart failure. However, management is actually possible by changing the individual's diet and switching to low sodium. It has been seen that regular exercises help in this reference. Additional devices like pacemaker or even a defibrillator may be needed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Rest and reducing the workload on your heart is an important part of recovery.