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Title: Myocarditis after COVID-19 Vaccine | Risks, Causes and Treatments

Myocarditis after COVID-19 Vaccine Risks,
Causes and Treatments
Risk of Myocarditis after COVID
Vaccine Researchers are working day-and-night to
improve the vaccine to fight COVID-19. The U.S.
COVID-19 vaccination rates move forward, but one
of the side effects is gaining attention is a
type of inflammation in the heart muscle called
myocarditis. Based on passive surveillance
reporting in the US, the risk of myocarditis
increases after receiving mRNA-based COVID-19
vaccines. The risk has been observed across
multiple age and sex strata. As per the data the
risk was highest after the second vaccination
dose in adolescent males and young men. It is
important to consider this risk in the context of
the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination.
What is Myocarditis and how is it
Caused? Myocarditis is a disease affecting the
heart muscle or myocardium. The heart muscle
contracts and relaxes to pump blood in and out of
your heart as well as to the rest of the body.
The heart muscles become inflamed, reducing the
ability to pump blood. This may lead to problems
like an abnormal heartbeat, chest pain, and
trouble breathing. In extreme cases, it can lead
to blood clots prompting a coronary failure or
stroke, harm to the heart, or passing.
Ordinarily, inflammation is your body's reaction
to an injury or contamination. For instance, when
you cut your finger, the tissue around the cut
rapidly puffs up and becomes red. These are
exemplary indications of inflammation, during
which the phones of your safe framework race to
the site to start fixes. Myocarditis ordinarily
results from viral contamination or a medication
response. The most common viral infections
include those that cause the common cold,
influenza, or COVID-19. It can happen to anybody,
including grown-ups, kids, and newborn children.
It's bound to influence individuals under 30 who
are generally solid. It influences men two times
as frequently as ladies.
  • How to Identify Myocarditis?
  • Myocarditis can range from mild to severe. It
    also affects children differently.
  • In mild cases, symptoms can include
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart flutter
  • In severe cases, you might notice
  • Chest pain
  • Rapid or abnormal heart rhythms
  • Shortness of breath, at rest, or during physical
  • Swelling in your legs, ankles, and feet
  • Fatigue
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