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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Carditis (Overview)

Inflammation of the heart (Carditis)


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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. Amrita Dosanjh
21 doctors shared insights

Carditis (Overview)

Inflammation of the heart (Carditis)


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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