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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
2-3 wks: The onset of acute rheumatic heart disease takes about 2-3 wks to get going if the strep is not treated. Not all individuals will suffer this or other ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
31 years experience Pediatrics
No : Strep pharyngitis a bacterial throat infection can cause pain or fever and both pain and fever can cause increase in heart rate.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
45 years experience Clinical Psychology
Broken Heart Syndrom: When you suffer from this syndrome you release the stress hormone cortisol which can put extra pressure on your heart. Be careful however to check wit ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Bragg
44 years experience Family Medicine
Absolutely: If he is getting documented strep tonsillitis more than three times a year, they need to come out.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Pharyngitis: Strep throat infections are rarely associated with lung involvement but can cause rheumatic heart complications although in this country with access t ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
May be long term: Need to know the extent of involvement
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Needs an evaluation: Risk of heart or other damage from untreated strep runs 1/200 cases for each event and does decline some in adulthood.If you didn't seek treatment , ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
30 years experience Pediatrics
Rheumatic fever: Streptococcal pharyngitis if not treated may result in inflammation of the heart muscles/tissues resulting in carditis.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Return to ER: Unless you had high fever, your high heart rate may or may not be related to the strep. Return to the er or go to another er and get rechecked. Ches ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Precautions: The macrolides like azithro can cause qt prolongation and can cause arrhythmia. It is not common but can happen, and that is a precaution more in peop ... Read More

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