Viral myocarditis is an inflammation of the myocardium, the middle layer of the heart wall, as result of a viral infection. It is usually caused by adenovirus or enterovirus. Both the muscle cells of the heart and the electrical system are affected. The common signs and symptoms include chest pain, fatigue, heart failure and irregular beating of the heart. In critical cases, the pumping system of the heart is affected and clots are formed in the heart, which can lead to a stroke or heart failure.
HOW IS VIRAL MYOCARDITIS DIAGNOSED?
Beta-blockers such as metoprolol are used for treating viral myocarditis.