Diagnosis and Treatment

The best way to diagnose myocarditis may be through a person’s observation of his or her own symptoms, followed by a thorough medical history and physical exam conducted by a doctor. Further tests usually include laboratory blood studies and echocardiography. An electrocardiogram (ECG) is also routinely used due to its ability to detect a mild case of the disease. Cardiac catheterization and angiography are additional diagnostic tests used to determine the presence of myocarditis, or to rule out other possible heart diseases that may lead to heart failure.

Another measure used to diagnosis myocarditis is the endomyocardial biopsy procedure. This invasive catheterization procedure examines a biopsied, or “snipped,” piece of the endocardium (the lining membrane of the inner surface of the heart). The tissue sample is examined to verify the presence of the disease, as well as to try to determine the infective cause. An approach used only with a patient’s consent, this procedure may also confirm acute myocarditis, allowing close monitoring of potential congestive heart failure.

TESTS TO RUN FOR COXSACKIE
1) Energetic testing using the COXSACKIE frequencies is essential to determining whether or not the virus is present.

2) Blood testing can also be done on the full Coxsackie series but may not show the virus. Blood testing should be done for the Coxsackie Virus Series to check for all strains (this may or may not show up so energetic testing should also be done.)

3) Functional Applied Kinesiology Muscle Testing is also essential to help determine the presence of the virus. The Subscapularis muscle should be the focus muscle as this muscle has the heart for its organ relationship based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

4) A thorough physical exam needs to be done on the patient, including blood pressure, pulse, breathing rates, adrenal tests, heart function tests using digital pulsewaver analyzers, and any orthopedic or neurological testing as needed.

Treatment
While myocarditis is a serious condition, there is no medical treatment necessary if it results from a general viral infection. The only steps to recovery include rest and avoidance of physical exertion. Adequate rest becomes more important to recovery if the case is severe myocarditis with signs of dilated cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscles). In this case, medical treatment for congestive heart failure may include the following medications: angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, diuretics to reduce fluid retention, digitalis to stimulate a stronger heartbeat, and low-dose beta-blockers.

If myocarditis is caused by a bacterial infection, the disease is treated with antibiotics to fight the infection. If severe rhythm disturbances are involved, cardiac assist devices, an “artificial heart,” or heart transplantation may be the only option for complete recovery.

TREATMENT OPTIONS-COXSACKIE

1. Treatment should include homeopathics specifically designed for the Coxsackie virus.

2. Cold laser therapy with Coxsackie frequencies.

3. Nutritional supplementation, including those that provide cardio support since the heart is under a tremendous strain while fighting the virus. Other organs may be affected.

4. Nerve flow to the heart is essential and therefore chiropractic adjustments for the vertebra especially behind the heart as well as any other misalignments are essential.

5. Various herbs are also helpful.

6. Accupuncture treatment is also helpful to help improve blood flow to the heart.

7. Taking low dosage aspirin is also beneficial.

8. There are no known drugs to treat the Coxsackie virus and the traditional medical model has been to treat inflammation and pain and possibly slow down heart function with beta blockers or ace inhibitors.

Although doctors will tell you that the virus may take approximately three ((3) weeks to run its course, it may actually take up to several weeks, and even months for all of the symptoms to completely resolve depending upon the severity of the strain(s) you have, how well your immune system is functioning and the treatment(s) you are using.

Avoid all forms of stress, including physical and emotional and seek treatment immediately.

Without treatment, some cardiologists have indicated that one third of all patients who get the virus survive with no permanent damage, a third will have some form of permanent damage, including organ damage that may require a heart transplant, and one third of patients will suffer fatality from Coxsackie B.

There are many survivors of the Coxsackie B virus who have made a complete 100% recovery thanks to the treatment options that are available. Please share this information. The medical community has been silent on the Coxsackie B virus as the culprit behind many heart attacks for far too long.

Prognosis
The outlook for a diagnosed case of myocarditis caused by a viral infection is excellent, with many cases healing themselves spontaneously. Severe or acute myocarditis may be controlled with medication to prevent heart failure. Because this disease may be mild or may be extreme and cause serious arrhythmias, the prognosis varies.

Cases of myocarditis may vary from complete healing (with or without significant scarring), to severe congestive heart failure leading to death or requiring a heart transplant.
Inflammation of the myocardium may also cause acute pericarditis (inflammation of the outer lining of the heart). Due to the potential effects of the disease, including sudden death, it is imperative that proper medical attention is obtained.