Some people with mild cases may not have any symptoms, especially early on. For others, the inflammation and swelling can weaken the heart, making it harder to pump blood.
Symptoms may include:
If the inflammation is severe or untreated, myocarditis can lead to heart failure. Heart failure happens when the heart can’t pump enough blood to keep up with the body’s demands. Sometimes, clots can form in the heart and lead to a heart
attack or stroke.
It’s important to seek medical care if you have any new or unexplained symptoms, such as chest pain or shortness of breath.