H1N1 Causing heart problems?

Here’s a major ut-oh! coming out of San Diego: Four children who fell ill with the H1N1 virus last October have recently fell victim to acute myocarditis. One child died, and two needed Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation… the ECMO machine.

Four cases out of the estimated 56 million people in the US that have had H1N1 is not a cause for panic… but 4 cases in one month in a hospital that previously had seen six cases in three years is a reason to worry. And right now this seems to be limited to the San Diego area. Parents need to be extra viligant about their child’s health if he/she had has the H1N1 virus.

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