2. Symptoms

Often, myocarditis has no symptoms at all. If it is a mild case, a person may even recover from the inflammatory condition without ever knowing they had it.

In symptomatic cases, the most common signs and symptoms include:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Abnormal heartbeat
  • Light-headedness
  • A sharp or stabbing chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Edema or swelling in the legs
  • Sudden loss of consciousness
  • Flu-like symptoms: fever, muscle aches, sore throat, upper respiratory infection
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