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Myocarditis can be deadly and hard to detect

Heart conditions plague many Houston residents. Often times, we think of older people who are affected by heart disease; however, younger people can also be affected. Unfortunately, it is often these younger patients that aren't detected. When a doctor fails to recognize the signs of a heart condition, including myocarditis, the health and life of a patient can be put at risk.

Myocarditis is a heart condition that affects many people in the United States. This is when the heart becomes enlarged due to an illness. The Mayo Clinic estimates that myocarditis is the cause of over 45 percent of heart transplants. It is also the cause of 5 percent of infant deaths and 20 percent of adolescents who die from a heart condition.

Often, myocarditis is caused by an infection that damages the heart regardless of what condition the person is in. That means that a seemingly healthy person can have this heart condition. Doctors need to pay attention to their patient's symptoms and make sure they are aware of any heart conditions.

When a doctor misses a patient's medical condition, it often results in a delayed treatment. In some cases, it may also lead to a patient's death. If a patient believes a doctor missed their medical condition, they may want to speak with a legal professional skilled in medical malpractice. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.

An undiagnosed heart condition can cause serious problems in patients. Young and old patients may have a serious heart condition, and it is important for medical professionals to recognize the symptoms and treat the patient immediately.

Source: cardiovascularbusiness.com, "Myocarditis remains difficult to diagnose, treat", Tim Casey, Dec. 1, 2016

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