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Myocarditis -- Child

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by Montemayor MM
 

Diagnosis

The doctor will ask about your child’s symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done. There is no specific test for myocarditis. The diagnosis can usually be made based on the history, physical exam and test results. Many other causes of heart problems must be ruled out before the diagnosis can be made.
Your child's heart will be analyzed with:
Blood tests may also be done to look for signs of infection or inflammation in the heart.
 

RESOURCES

American Heart Association
http://www.americanheart.org/

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Cardiovascular Society
http://www.ccs.ca/

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/

 

References


Myocarditis. Seattle Children's Hospital website. Available at: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/medical-conditions/heart-blood-conditions/myocarditis/# . Accessed June 20, 2013.


Myocarditis.Children's Hospital of Philadelphia website. Available at: http://www.chop.edu/service/cardiac-center/heart-conditions/myocarditis.html . Updated June 2010. Accessed June 20, 2013.


Myocarditis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated March 6, 2013. Accessed June 20, 2013.

 

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