In medicine (cardiology), myocarditis is inflammation of the myocardium, the muscular part of the heart. It is generally due to infection (viral or bacterial). It may present with rapid signs of heart failure.

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Myocarditis Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... The signs and symptoms of myocarditis may vary, depending on the cause and the severity of the disease. The most common signs and symptoms include: Vague chest pains A rapid or abnormal heartbeat (arr...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Years ago, rheumatic fever was a common cause of myocarditis. But today, there are usually other reasons for myocarditis, most often when it develops secondary to an underlying infection caused by: Vi...
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Myocarditis Prevention

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Prevention
... Most cases of myocarditis can''t be prevented easily. However, you can take some steps to decrease your risk and the risk to others. Avoid people who have a viral or flu-like illness until they have r...
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Myocarditis Treatment

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Complications
... When myocarditis is severe, it can leave your heart muscle permanently impaired. As its pumping action weakens, strain is put on your heart, causing progressive heart failure. Your heart becomes unabl...
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Treatment
... Management of myocarditis involves trying to treat the underlying cause, such as the particular infection that may have set the stage for your heart inflammation. There''s no specific therapy for coxs...
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Myocarditis Other

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Overview
... Myocarditis is an inflammation of the myocardium, the thick muscular layer making up the major portion of your heart. The condition can result in vague chest pain, an abnormal heartbeat, congestive he...
Source: MayoClinic

   

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