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Please respond mild Myocarditis and PVC

Hi,

I was diagnosed with a mild, mild, mild case of Myocarditis 3 months ago. They actually thought it was  heart attack for the first 4 days I was there, but then after the angiogram they concluded it was a virus. My heart suffered very minimal damage .5% not even and after the 2 nd outpatient ultrasound I was given the all clear and they expect a full recovery. In hospital I had been noticing skipped heartbeats I saw them on the monitor but the doctors never mentioned them. Now im noticing them as well. Afte the visit with my cardiologist to discuss my second ultrasound I told him what I had been experiencing he said not to worry that im most likely noticing them because of what I went through and if I am not passing out or getting dizzy im really fine in his opinion. I was at the Civic Hospital Heart Institute which is the best cardiac hospital in Canada. Im scared. What if they are wrong?    I am afraid of dying. What if the myocarditis is back? Can my heart get worse after the 2nd ultrasound? Please help. Im 34 years old
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612551 tn?1450022175
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I appears you've had the best of care and treatment, and have experienced a full recovery.
That's the best thing for your to focus on to give yourself a chance to be well.  If there is some cardiovascular problem it will continue without the need for any emotional drivers, but if you remain in a worried and emotionally upset state you will likely continue to have heart rhythm problems.

You should be fine, just try to focus on living your life, and feeling good.  
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Thank you so much for your reply. It means alot. And you are absolutely right.
690060 tn?1247841741
Hiya, worried. I believe I've had a similar experience to you, with viral myocarditis and a period of skipped beats (one every 5 seconds at it's worst). Two things that seemed to help me were taking magnesium, and also drinking lots of water. Being dehydrated made things worse.

I believe that by far most people with your condition just naturally get better by themselves. There is no treatment anyway - except that you can avoid things which weaken the immune system. I'd say that Jerry gave good advice about not worrying. But still, you can become your own doctor, in a sense... at least as far as monitoring yourself. That's true especially during physical exertion, which is where any short-term risk might lie, IMO.

Good luck, you're probably cured already anyway :)
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