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Enlarged heart. Chest X-ray of the enlarged heart (cardiomegaly, blue, lower right) of a 16-year-old boy suffering from myocarditis. Myocarditis is the inflammation of the cardiac (heart) muscle. Treatment is of the cause of the inflammation, which is often a viral infection. In severe cases, erratic heart function and heart failure may cause death. In mild cases, complete recovery is possible.
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