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Endocarditis Myocarditis Pericarditis
An infection of the inner lining of your heart. It generally occurs when bacteria or other germs from another part of your body, such as your mouth, spread through your bloodstream and attach to damaged areas in your heart. Left untreated, endocarditis can damage or destroy your heart valves and can ...Read more
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 and rarely as an end result of major illness (lupus, etc.), myocarditis is very typically viral in etiology, and pericarditis can be infectious in etiology, or due to radiation, connective tissue disease (lupus or the like) or renal failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Location: Each of these involves infection or inflammation of the heart. Pericarditis is infection or inflammation of the outside lining of the heart. Myocarditis is inflammation or infection of the heart muscle. Endocarditis is infection or inflammation of the heart valves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you define pericarditis, myocarditis, and endocarditis. How do these various conditions differ? How are they diagnosed and treated?
It varies: Pericarditis is inflammation of the sac around the heart that is often treated with antiinflammatories but may need surgery. Myocarditis can be a serious, often viral infection of the heart muscle. Treatment could be medication, artificial heart support or even a transplant. Endocarditis is an infection of the heart valves that may respond to antibiotics but might need a valve replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Never seen it: highly unlikely. These illnesses are quite toxic and usually make one feverish ...Read more
Good: Usually myo pericarditis has a good prognosis. However it depends on the cause. Most common is idiopathic/unknown, and then viral. If cardiac function is good them outcome is excellent. With myocarditis and diminished cardiac function a third may recover, third may improve or remain the same, and third may deteriorate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physician evaluation: There is no single test, complete history, physical exam, etc are needed before an accurate diagnosis can be made. ...Read more
Difference: Pericarditis is inflammation of the lining around the heart - the pericardium, generally with a fluid collection between the pericardium and the heart. Endocarditis is an infection of the inner lining of the heart, generally on a valve surface, either natural or artificial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pericarditis is the inflammation of pericardium. So is myocarditis the inflammation of myocardium? What is that?
Myocardium: Myocardium is the heart muscle.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: The level of rise would depend on the amount of damage to the myocardial cells. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Is there a possible connection between pericarditis and pinched nerve(s) in your back? Had peri 8 weeks ago and my back/rib cage still hurt pretty bad
Yes it is a possible: That there could be referred pain or that you may have some muscular pain or myalgias from your infection in that region. It could also be just muscular pain from being inactive while you were sick. The other remote possibility is that the infection may have spread to the spine if it was a bacterial infection so if the pain is increasing or persisting tell your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare but: More common with HIV positive patients. Since myocarditis is often due to a viral illness, many patients give a history of symptoms consistent with a recent viral infection, including fever, rash, diarrhea, joint pains, and easy fatigueability.Myocardial inflammation can be suspected on the basis of electrocardiographic (ECG) results, elevated c-reactive protein (CRP) and/or erythrocyte sed rates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myocarditis: Myocarditis can occur with minimal or no symptoms. The usual trigger is a virus. Some patients may go on to recover completely, some partially, and some may not recover and have heart failure. Those patients may be diagnosed at a later point in time and the etiology is felt to be a viral myocarditis resulting in heart failure. ...Read more
Varies : The actual number varies by country and age. We believe there are many cases which are never identified and go away on their own. The best estimate I have seen is 1 case a year for every 10,000 people. ...Read more
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