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what is the difference between endocarditis and pericarditis

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Depends on which: Itis is a suffix indicating inflammation . If the pericardium , the sack around the heart is inflamed then it called pericarditis . If it's the muscle ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Everett
31 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Different structures: Endocarditis refers to an infection of the heart valves. Myocarditis is inflammation/infection of the heart muscle. Pericarditis is inflammation the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Carditis: Endo- is the lining of the heart, peri is the covering over thehe art.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Difference: Pericarditis is inflammation of the lining around the heart - the pericardium, generally with a fluid collection between the pericardium and the heart ... Read More
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Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Infection: Pericarditis is an inflammation of the pericardial sac surrounding the heart. While infection can be a cause, it is low on the list. Bacterial endocar ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Similar & different: Infection can cause all three of these entities, however combination of all three is rather uncommon. Endocarditis is typically caused by a bacteria ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Savage
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Different parts: All terms refer to inflammation of different parts. Pericarditis refers to the outer lining of the heart, myocarditis to inflammation of the heart mus ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karpawich
45 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Inflammation: Carditis....Means inflamation of heart: peri:outside around heart; myo: heart muscle; endo: inside lining. Peri and myo can be caused by virus while e ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
The cause: Endocarditis is damage to the heart valves . Infective endocarditis is caused by bugs such as staph aureas . Non infectious endocarditis can be caused ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Restricted vs constr: To oversimplify, one squeezes the heart from outside and the other restricts from stiffening within the heart wall.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Several: Constrictive pericarditis is a condition where the sac around the heart (the pericardium) becomes scarred and shrinks, which does not allow the heart ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
PERICARDITIS: Pericarditis is inflammation with fluid accumulation and reduced cardiac output. Restrictive cardiomyopathy resist diastolic filling due to noncomp ... Read More

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