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Old 01-28-2006, 07:59 AM   #1
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west nile affect heart?

I was diagnosed with west nile a couple weeks after i came back from a canoe trip in missouri last year. It was real rough as far as my symptoms very tired, lightheaded, very panicky felt i was gonna die. I asked my dr about my mitral valve prolapse and if this would affect my heart and he said no. Has anyone else heard or had any knowledge of people with mvp getting the virus and suffering any damage? thanks

 
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Old 01-29-2006, 05:52 PM   #2
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Re: west nile affect heart?

jathan,

Sounds like you were in the fortunate majority that develop symptoms but otherwise will be alright. The most susceptible to the effects are the very young and very old, because of weaker immune systems.

After infection of the WN virus, it can progress from fever and further on to West Nile neuroinvasive disease. A few years ago, we used to call this meningo-encephalitis until adopting the neuroinvasive disease terminology. (If I remember correctly, it was at the 2003 or 2004 CDC-hosted annual West Nile Conference in Denver when the push was made to change terminology).

Anyway, back to your question, I have not aware of cases where the virus has affected the cardiovascular system--only neurological as far as I am aware.

 
Old 01-31-2006, 12:10 PM   #3
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Re: west nile affect heart?

thanks for the reply! I have been getting lightheaded again within the last couple of months like i did when i had the virus so i was worried it had gone to my heart. I hope it is from something else. Thanks again

 
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