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Myocarditis

Myocarditis: Introduction

Myocarditis: Inflammation of the myocardium (muscle walls of the heart). More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Myocarditis is available below.

Symptoms of Myocarditis

Treatments for Myocarditis

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Myocarditis?

Myocarditis: Related Patient Stories

Myocarditis: Deaths

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Types of Myocarditis

Diagnostic Tests for Myocarditis

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Myocarditis: Complications

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Causes of Myocarditis

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Disease Topics Related To Myocarditis

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Myocarditis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Myocarditis

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed heart...read more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but...read more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal. It should be considered for any...read more »

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Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure...read more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children....read more »

Myocarditis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Myocarditis

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Myocarditis: Rare Types

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Latest Treatments for Myocarditis

Myocarditis: Animations

Prognosis for Myocarditis

Prognosis for Myocarditis: A good prognosis depends on prompt diagnosis and stopping exposure to the cause.

Research about Myocarditis

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Clinical Trials for Myocarditis

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Statistics for Myocarditis

Myocarditis: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Myocarditis:

Inflammatory processes of the muscular walls of the heart (MYOCARDIUM) which result in injury to the cardiac muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC). Manifestations range from subclinical to sudden death (DEATH, SUDDEN). Myocarditis in association with cardiac dysfunction is classified as inflammatory CARDIOMYOPATHY usually caused by INFECTION, autoimmune diseases, or responses to toxic substances. Myocarditis is also a common cause of DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY and other cardiomyopathies. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Inflammation of the myocardium (the muscular tissue of the heart) - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Myocarditis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Myocarditis, or a subtype of Myocarditis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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