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Myocarditis is a caused by inflammation of the heart muscle. It may be a complication during or after various viral, bacterial, or parasitic infectious diseases, such as polio, influenza, rubella, or rheumatic fever. The most common cause is a viral infection , and the most common virus being an enterovirus. Over many years, a chronic enterovirus heart infection and the body�s response to that infection can lead to irreversible heart muscle damage and heart failure. Some cases of myocarditis may progress to congestive heart failure. Myocarditis is often caused by various diseases such as syphilis, goiter, endocarditis, or hypertension. It may appear as a primary disease in adults or as a degenerative disease of old age. It can contribute to dilation (enlargement due to weakness of the heart muscle) or hypertrophy (overgrowth of the muscle tissue).

In acute myocarditis, individuals may experience fever, as well as the symptoms of chronic myocarditis, i.e. chest pains, palpitations, shortness of breath and fatigue.


Signs, symptoms & indicators of Myocarditis:
Symptoms - Cardiovascular  Heart racing/palpitations

Symptoms - General

  Constant fatigue

Symptoms - Metabolic

  Having a slight/having a moderate/having a high fever

Symptoms - Respiratory

  Deep chest pain
  Easily being short of/always being short of breath or normal breathlessness

Conditions that suggest Myocarditis:
Symptoms - CardiovascularCounter-indicators:
  Absence of myocarditis

Recommendations for Myocarditis:
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  Conventional Drugs / Information
 Hypersensitivity myocarditis has been associated with the use of methyldopa, hydrochlorothiazide, ampicillin, furosemide, digoxin, tetracycline, aminophylline, phenytoin, benzodiazepines and tricyclic antidepressants. [Archives of
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, August, 1991;115: pp.764-769


 Dr. Hans Nieper, in Germany, developed Calcium EAP. He considers it a sort of cell membrane sealant which protects cell membranes from toxins and immune system aggression without inhibiting the transport of nutrients into the cell. According to Dr.Nieper, electron microscopy, done in a German university, confirmed this. Dr. Nieper used it to treat cases of myocarditis among other conditions.

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