Myocarditis

extrinsic cardiomyopathy that is characterized as an inflammation of the heart muscle

Myocarditis, also known as inflammatory cardiomyopathy, is inflammation and infection of the heart muscle. Symptoms can include shortness of breath, chest pain, unable to exercise, and an irregular heartbeat. The duration of problems can vary from hours to months. Problems caused by this may include heart failure due to cardiomyopathy or cardiac arrest.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Cooper LT, Jr (9 April 2009). "Myocarditis". The New England Journal of Medicine. 360 (15): 1526–38. doi:10.1056/nejmra0800028. PMC 5814110. PMID 19357408.