Viral Cardiomyopathy


Treatment is dependent on whether the patient has active myocarditis or not.

If active myocarditis is present, your providers may consider immunosuppressive therapies, antiviral therapies, and immunoglobulin therapies may be considered however, data in support of these therapies are limited.

People who develop heart failure with reduced pumping function should take medications specific to heart failure. These medications have been shown to help the heart to become healthy again, keep patients living longer, and keep patients out of the hospital. These include:

  • Beta-blockers
  • Inhibitors of Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone Receptor
  • Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists
  • SGLT2 inhibitors

In patients with dangerous ventricular arrhythmias, your doctor may recommend antiarrhythmic therapies and placement of an internal defibrillator (ICD) or external defibrillator (LifeVest).