Top
10
Doctor insights on: Acute Rheumatic Carditis

Share
1

1
Please help docs! is rheumatic carditis and endocarditis the same?

Please help docs! is rheumatic carditis and endocarditis the same?

Carditis: Rheumatic carditis is a specific kind of heart inflammation caused by rheumatic fever. Endocarditis is a general term for inflammation of the lining of the heart. Rheumatic fever can be related to endocarditis but is a more limited term. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
21 doctors shared insights

Carditis (Definition)

Inflammation ...Read more


2

2
I have rhuematic fever w/severe carditis. Is it possible to lose consciousness while sleeping? Our house alarm went off for 3 hrs. Without me knowing.

I have rhuematic fever w/severe carditis. Is it possible to lose consciousness while sleeping? Our house alarm went off for 3 hrs. Without me knowing.

Rheumatic fever: Rheumatic fever can affect the heart or stops before causing heart problems. In your case it has affected the heart, hence the name carditis. Thus means acute inflammation of the heart tissues. Once you pass the acute phase, it is no more carditis and is then called rheumatic heart disease. It does not usually affect the brain and what you are experiencing is deep sleep. ...Read more

4

4
What are the tests for carditis?

What are the tests for carditis?

Myocarditis: Tests-ekg, blood work, cardiac markers, echo.

Get a more detailed answer ›
5

5
What are the symptoms of carditis?

What are the symptoms of carditis?

Inflammation. : In medicine the suffix -itis denotes an inflammatory process. Applied to the heart, carditis implies an inflammation of the heart muscle. This can be viral or bacterial in origin or unknown. Symptoms are related to heart failure, including arrhythmias. Treatment are supportive and should be directed toward the cause of the inflammation. ...Read more

8

8
How is Lyme carditis Diagnosed?

Constellation: lyme carditis is diagnosed by a constellation of clinical findings, including physical exam, EKG, and blood work. Patients often will have complete heart block, positive blood tests for lyme, or history of recent possible exposure. heart block is a key component of the diagnosis. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
What is the treatment for carditis?

What is the treatment for carditis?

Carditis: Myocarditis is due to inflammation of the heart muscle-infective or noninfective. Again it mostly symptomatic treatment like pain control, Aspirin and antiinflammatories. If patient develops arrhythmias and congestive heart failure, it should be treated appropriately. ...Read more

10

10
Could agent orange have triggered para carditis?

Could agent orange have triggered para carditis?

Here is the current: VA list. Department of Veteran's Affairs presumptive diseases for Agent Orange include: AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Chloracne, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Hodgkin's Disease,Ischemic Heart Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda,Prostate Cancer, some Soft Tissue Sarcomas & Respiratory Cancers. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer