November 27, 2015
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Myocarditis (cont.)

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What are symptoms of myocarditis?

Myocarditis can be mild and cause virtually no noticeable symptoms. The most frequent symptom of myocarditis is pain in the chest. Other symptoms are related to the underlying triggering cause, like infection or an autoimmune disorder. The following is a list of symptoms and signs of myocarditis:

  • Chest pain or chest discomfort
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling and/or edema
  • Liver congestion
  • Abnormal heartbeat (palpitations)
  • Sudden death (in young adults)
  • Fever (usually associated with an infectious process)

Myocarditis in children and infants has more nonspecific symptoms:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/23/2015


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