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My three year old son just recovered from myocarditis and mitral regurgitation
Most likely your son had a viral myocarditis. This can be a very serious and sometimes fatal illness, but in your son it sounds like he only had a mild form: there was no heart failure and his cardiac ECHO is essentially normal. I wouldn’t worry about his thickened heart valves, they function normally as well. The recovery from a serious illness such as myocarditis can be quite lengthy.
The Prognosis for patients with myocarditis is as follows:
1. 1/3 complete recovery
2. 1/3 improve clinically, but have residual myocardial dysfunction
3. 1/3 with chronic heart failure which may cause mortality or require heart transplant
From what you have told me, your son fits in category 1.
Hope this helps,
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