The doctor will ask about your child’s symptoms and health history. A physical exam will be done. It will focus on the heart. This is often enough to make the diagnosis. There is no specific test for myocarditis.
A blood test or tissue biopsy will be done to look for signs of myocarditis.
Images may be taken of your child's bodily structures. This can be done with:
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