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How does lyme disease affect the heart

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
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LYME DISEASE: Lyme disease can cause serious heart irregularities including complete heart block which can be fatal if not treated properly.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Generally not: In very rare cases, one could pass out and require a pacemaker. I personally have never seen that needed.

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lourdes margarita Landron-garcia
Family Medicine 9 years experience
New test: You can check for nagalase test, cbc, macrophage , how are the t and b . I suppose they check chest x/r, or only are you referring the lime d lab comi... Read More
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 33 years experience
Re-test her...: Lyme disease since birth? Requires the bite of a deer tick carrying borrelia burdorferi bacteria. There are lots of false positives for the bacteria u... Read More
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
?: I am confused by your question in 3 ways: first, according to the most up to date research, there is no association supporting a link between lyme di... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Lyme disease: The classic "bull's eye" rash of Lyme disease is present in some form in around 80% of cases. Consider following up with your provider to possibly che... Read More
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Not always a rash: The classic bullseye rash is not necessary to diagnoses lyme's. If you live in an area with many deer ticks and there is a possibility that one was o... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Yes. Lyme disease is called a "great imitater" meaning it can theoretically cause anything. Hope you get well.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Red rash ring: Please return to your doctor and show him/her the rash. Blood testing for Lyme is not always accurate but if clinically indicated, the doc MAY start ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Get tested: Simple blood test for a potentially serious and treatable disease. You can prevent damage but cannot fix damage done.
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Seek skilled doctor: This is an incredibly complex situation that requires the care of an experienced ; skilled holistic doc. Treat your dental abscess first. Anyone with ... Read More
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Lyme disease: In early stage, there is wide-spread itching, chills, fever, headache, muscle pain, feeling weak, neck stiffness. Later, there is weakness in muscles ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
If you don't have...: ...The characteristic circular rash (erythema migrans), the only symptoms are often aches, fatigue, and others usually associated with flu. Sometimes ... Read More

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