What Is Viral Cardiomyopathy?



Does viral cardiomyopathy refer to cardiomyopathy caused by viral infections?


Cardiomyopathy is a heart muscle disorder in which the heart muscle becomes inflamed and stops working effectively. When the condition is caused by a virus, it is called viral cardiomyopathy. The three major forms of the disease are dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and restrictive cardiomyopathy.

Viral cardiomyopathy develops when myocarditis is caused by viral infections. In myocarditis, myocardium becomes thicker and the dilation of the ventricle begins. Viruses that can cause this condition include Coxsackie B and adenovirus, echoviruses, influenza H1N1, Epstein-Barr virus, rubella (German measles virus), varicella (chickenpox virus), mumps, measles, parvoviruses, yellow fever, dengue fever, polio, rabies and the viruses that cause hepatitis A and C.


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