Inflammation of the heart that can lead to life-threatening complications
Expert Heart & Vascular Care
Getting the care you need starts with seeing one of our heart or vascular specialists.
Myocarditis causes inflammation of the heart muscle and can damage the heart’s electrical system. This makes it difficult for your heart to pump blood. Myocarditis can lead to:
The cause of myocarditis may not always be identified, but is often the result of a virus such as Lyme disease or an upper respiratory infection.
What are the symptoms of myocarditis?
In the early stages of myocarditis, you may only experience mild symptoms, but they can worsen as the disease progresses. You may experience:
Diagnosing myocarditis in the early stages is essential to preventing long-term damage to the heart. Our specialists may recommend one or more diagnostic and imaging procedures.