Dimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN
In recent years, more young patients are being admitted to hospitals with the diagnosis of heart failure secondary to myocarditis; many of these patients will progress to needing a heart transplant. Research shows that heart failure is increasing in prevalence and incidence and is expected to have 46% increases in prevalence by 2030, with hypertension, diabetes, and obesity pointed as risk factors (Cardiac Fail Rev. 2017;3(1):7-11). Nurses need to be aware of and educated on the infectious processes responsible for heart failure, presumable pathogens, new and emerging diagnostic tests, and possible treatments. This article explores the viral pathogens commonly found to cause myocardial inflammation, their sequelae, and treatment.
Narovlyanskaya, Oksana and Winokur, Elizabeth, "Viral Myocarditis." (2020). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 2858.