Myocarditis is an inflammation of the the heart wall. Myocarditis can affect both the heart's muscle cells and the heart's electrical system, leading to problems with the heart's pumping function and to irregular heart rhythms.
The true incidence of myocarditis remains unknown
1. Lack of sensitivity in diagnostic tools may have caused an underestimation of its true incidence.
2. The prevalence of myocarditis has been found to be up to 42% in cases of unexplained deaths in people aged 35 or younger
Typical Age of onset
Childhood - Age 3
Adult - 35