I have myocarditis or pericarditis

There are reports that COVID-19 may induce myocarditis or pericarditis. Am I more vulnerable if I previously had it?


There is no evidence that an individual who has suffered from myocarditis or pericarditis in the past is at higher risk of the developing the same complication with COVID-19. It is recognised that some cases of myocarditis have a relapsing and remitting course. To date there is no evidence that the virus responsible for COVID-19 directly infects the heart; however, the acute inflammatory response caused by the infection may worsen cardiac function and exacerbate symptoms in patients with heart failure.

Remember: Even during the pandemic, do not delay

Remember: Even during the pandemic, do not delay

Getting medical help quickly can save your life – time is truly of the essence.
Hospitals will do their utmost to treat you in a safe environment.