Viral cardiomyopathy

What is Viral cardiomyopathy?

Viral cardiomyopathy occurs when viral infections cause myocarditis with a resulting thickening of the myocardium and dilation of the ventricles. These viruses include Coxsackie B and adenovirus, echoviruses, influenza H1N1, Epstein-Barr virus, rubella (German measles virus), varicella (chickenpox virus), mumps, measles, parvoviruses, yellow fever, dengue fever, polio, rabies and the viruses that cause hepatitis A and C.

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I went to the er last November thought I was having a heart attack ...no heart attack...scheduled stress test....echo showed heart damage.....had...

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Most patients with viral cardiomyopathy recover with time and don't progress to heart failure; costochondritis is a benign condition...

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I am inoperable, I have a LF = 20% - 25%, which was caused by Viral Cardiomyopathy. I also have "severe" bilateral peripheral vascular disease. I...

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My sister has Lumbar disk disease and lumbar spinal stenosis . She has just come through viral cardiomyopathy (coxsackie and echo virus) and CHF....

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I am inoperable, I have a LF = 20% - 25%, which was caused by Viral Cardiomyopathy . I also have "severe" bilateral peripheral vascular disease . I...

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