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Myocarditis is a disease marked by inflammation and damage of the heart muscle. There are many causes of myocarditis, including viral infections, autoimmune diseases, environmental toxins, and adverse reactions to medications. Common myocarditis symptoms include:
• Chest pain
• Rapid or abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias)
• Shortness of breath, at rest or during physical activity
• Fluid retention with swelling of your legs, ankles and feet
• Other signs and symptoms you'd have with a viral infection, such as a headache, body aches, joint pain, fever, a sore throat or diarrhea
HOW IS VIRAL MYOCARDITIS DIAGNOSED?
The treatment modalities including:
2. Chest X Ray
5. Blood test
6. Cardiac catheterization and endomyocardial biopsy.
HOW IS VIRAL MYOCARDITIS TREATED?
In many cases myocarditis improves, either on its own or with treatment, leading to a complete recovery. Myocarditis treatment focuses on treating the underlying cause. In certain cases the doctor may prescribe medication to help the body fight off the infection causing myocarditis while the heart recovers. Certain rare types of viral myocarditis, such as giant cell and eosinophilic myocarditis, respond to corticosteroids or other medications to suppress the immune system response.
DID YOU KNOW?
This is a problem that has a very low recurrence rate and is not associated with any kind of genetical issues or problems.