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Carditis In Children
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
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
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
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
I have Lyme and believe I might have Lyme carditis, how is this diagnosed and treated? (anything besides antibiotics? Have already finished 4 weeks)
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
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
Are there any known heart specialists in the Northeast OH area that treat patients with Lyme Carditis?
How common are neurological&permanent effects of Colcrys? I have carditis &other inflammations, doc prescribed, but reading about side-effects, yikes..
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
Would there have to be bulleyes mark on body for Lyme disease? Been experiencing chest pain/Sleep disturbances. Heart Tests were norm. Not Lyme Carditis?
Not always a rash: The classic bullseye rash is not necessary to diagnoses lyme's. If you live in an area with many deer ticks and there is a possibility that one was on your body for more than 24-36 hours, it would be beneficial to go in to clinic to discuss blood testing for lyme's disease. ...Read more
What is the relationship between inflammation of the heart (carditis) and infection with group a beta-hemolytic streptococci?
I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?
Chocolate: This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy being married without children. The more you relax and enjoy your spouse the better your marriage will be and the more prepared you we be to be a parent. You are learning patience and you will need it! OB doctors have solutions for you when wanted ...Read more
Vertigo?: Many children get very dizzy at times without definite cause. Some are due to ear infections or ear fluid pressure. Other times it may happen because of spinning around. Episodic vertigo is a very dramatic event in some children when they look terrified and have to hold on for a few moments, then return to normal. This is usually benign but needs a good evaluation. ...Read more
Vomiting: For a simple gastroenteritis, gut rest (nothing to eat or drink for 2-3 hrs) followed by small sips of clear fluids, frequently (goal depending on age of child 1-4 oz/hr). The presence of pain is more worrisome and I would recommend taking the child to their doctor for a hands-on examination to rule out anything more serious. ...Read more