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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Carditis (Overview)

Carditis - medical conditions involving inflammation of heart or surrounding tissue.


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What are the tests for carditis?

What are the tests for carditis?

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

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
22 doctors shared insights

Carditis (Overview)

Carditis - medical conditions involving inflammation of heart or surrounding tissue.


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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

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How is Lyme carditis Diagnosed?

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

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I have Lyme and believe i might have Lyme carditis, how is this diagnosed and treated? (anything besides antibiotics? Have already finished 4 weeks)

I have Lyme and believe i might have Lyme carditis, how is this diagnosed and treated? (anything besides antibiotics? Have already finished 4 weeks)

Cardiology evaluatio I would be very cautious with your diagnosis: I would be very cautious with your diagnosis. A cardiology evaluation will help clarify the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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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

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Should we get prophylactic antibiotics after csection to prevent endo carditis?

Should we get prophylactic antibiotics after csection to prevent endo carditis?

No: Although post-partum endocarditis has occurred, it is so infrequent and there is so little evidence to support efficacy of prophylaxis that this would not be a routine procedure. Depending upon the risk factors in a given patient, however, these may be felt to be greater than the risk of prophylaxis by a given physician. This is a judgement call by the experienced informed clinician. ...Read more

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What are the tests for carditis?

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

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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

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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

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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

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I've had 2 strokes from endo carditis the last 1.5 years ago been having extreme headaches since second could this be central postroke pain syndrome?

I've had 2 strokes from endo carditis the last 1.5 years ago been having extreme headaches since second  could this be central postroke pain syndrome?

Possibly: It really depends where the embolic strokes occurred within the brain. I need further information to provide a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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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

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I have Lyme and believe i might have Lyme carditis, how is this diagnosed and treated? (anything besides antibiotics? Have already finished 4 weeks)

Cardiology evaluatio I would be very cautious with your diagnosis: I would be very cautious with your diagnosis. A cardiology evaluation will help clarify the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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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

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Explain the condition called inflammation of the heart (carditis).?

Explain the condition called inflammation of the heart (carditis).?

Myo and pericarditis: Inflammation can be of the heart muscle (myocarditis) or of the lining of the heart (pericarditis). Myocarditis is often viral and sometimes can lead to heart failure; symptoms can be chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations and generalized malaise. Pericarditis has many causes and may lead to fluid accumulation around the heart. Main symptom is chest pain, especially when lying down. ...Read more

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Is carditis infection or inflammation of the heart?

Is carditis infection or inflammation of the heart?

Can be both: Carditis can be due to infections with bacteria, viruses, fungi and non-infectious causes such as auto-immune disease, e.g. Rheumatic fever, lupus, post mi/cardiotomy syndrome, and radiation injury etc. ...Read more