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(Science: cardiology, pathology) a general diagnostic term designating primary myocardial disease, often of obscure or unknown aetiology.

Origin: gr. Mys = muscle, pathos = disease

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Heart Damage Caused by viral infection

Oh yeah, myocarditis. Anything that inflames the heart like a Coxsackie virus can result in chronic heart failure or dilated cardiomyopathy; the former of which is a serious problem, the latter which can potentially be a problem. About the transplant, I don't know, but it could very ...

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by crashxxbrn
Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Heart Damage Caused by viral infection
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The Fiber Disease

... the aplastic anemia in the 31 y/o female and did the cardiac transplant patient have a long history of cardiac disease or was this a recent viral cardiomyopathy? I guess I am wondering if this is a "which came first, the chicken or the egg" scenario. It was seriously a little frightening ...

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by Serenity
Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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