Fast Five Quiz: Myocarditis

Yasmine S. Ali, MD


December 13, 2021

Patients with myocarditis may present with mild symptoms of chest pain (in concurrent pericarditis), fever, sweats, chills, and dyspnea. In viral myocarditis, patients may have a history of recent (within 1-2 weeks) flulike syndrome of fevers, arthralgias, and malaise or pharyngitis, tonsillitis, or upper respiratory tract infection. Adult patients with viral myocarditis often present with chest pain, arrhythmias, and dyspnea. Their vital signs are typically abnormal and include fever, tachycardia, tachypnea, and hypotension.

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