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How to prevent viral myocarditis

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Updated: Thursday, Mar 04,2010, 4:12:23 PM
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Viral myocarditis is a virus directly after a cold penetrated the heart, damage to myocardium, affecting blood supply to the heart muscle or the virus in locally occurring toxins, involving the central nervous system after the occurrence of myocardial damage secondary.

Viral myocarditis was only people's attention in recent years as a heart attack. Patients with the vast majority of young people.

Viral myocarditis is a virus directly after a cold penetrated the heart, damage to myocardium, affecting blood supply to the heart muscle or the virus in locally occurring toxins, involving the central nervous system after the occurrence of myocardial damage secondary. There is no obvious seasonal disease, most of the patient in the event of very little scattered in popularity.

Viral myocarditis is caused by a variety of virus, Coxsackie virus is an important pathogen of this disease. Influenza virus, mumps virus, enteroviruses, and poliovirus, and so can cause the occurrence of myocarditis. And this disease still has and smoking, drinking, malnutrition, fatigue, trauma, and exposure to toxic substances. Prior to the onset of viral myocarditis in the majority of all cold symptoms. And is often mistaken for a cold and delayed the diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis.

In addition to the incidence of viral myocarditis have cold symptoms a few days ago, there are continuous palpitation, shortness of breath, low blood pressure, easy sweating, fatigue, weakness, chest tightness, and precordial feeling of constriction. In severe cases, may have breathing difficulties and heart failure in the performance. Examination can be found in patients with weakened and the emergence of fourth heart sound first heart sound. ECG with a heartbeat can be too slow or too fast, T-wave low-profile, variable angle or upside down. Can also be accompanied by varying degrees of atrioventricular block and so on.

At present, for the treatment of viral myocarditis, there is no special way, the main emphasis on rest and symptomatic treatment of early, acute phase anti-drug and drug therapy can be used, such as amantadine, such as cytarabine and interferon. Use of vitamin C, inosine, adenosine triphosphate, coenzyme A, cytochrome C class, can promote the metabolism of myocardial cells. In addition to cited, the medicine Banlangen, licorice, cassia twig, red sage root and so on viral myocarditis has therapeutic effects.

In order to prevent viral myocarditis, it should be the first to prevent colds, intestinal viral infections, regularly participates in physical activity, improve the body resistance to diseases, often living room window ventilation to keep the air fresh. Took place in the cold season, to as little as possible to the many people crowded places, pay attention to prevent all forms of infection. Once a virus infection should pay attention to rest and avoid fatigue, but not smoking, drinking.

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