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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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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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What is the inflammation of the inner lining of the heart called?

Endocarditis: The endocardium is the inner lining of the heart. If inflamed we call it endocarditis. ...Read more

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Which layer of the heart is affected by pericarditis?

Which layer of the heart is affected by pericarditis?

Outer layer: The outer layer 'pericardium' is inflamed in pericarditis and can produce 'liquid' and cause pain by stimulating the nerves that supply it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lining of a lung is inflamed?

What are the symptoms of lining of a lung is inflamed?

Pain w deep breaths: Also called "pleurisy" it can cause cough and usually localized chest pain with coughing or deep breathing. It usually feels a lot better if you take an anti inflammatory. These symptoms can be similar with bronchitis or pneumonia, so if you are feeling ill and aren't sure what you have, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of inflammation of the lining of the bowels?

What are the common symptoms of inflammation of the lining of the bowels?

Many kinds: Information on the cause, diagnosis, symptoms and treatment of (ibd) inflammatory bowel disease. Ibd is a general term that covers two distinct disorders: ulcerative colitis (uc) and crohn's disease (cd). The symptoms of crohn are •frequent diarrheafever •fatigue •anemiareduced appetite •weight loss. ...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

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Describe the disorder called an infection of the heart valves.?

Describe the disorder called an infection of the heart valves.?

Endocarditis: It is called endocarditis. Can be caused mostly by bacterias and fungus. It is a very serious condition that requires immediate intervention. Valves can deteriorate fast and hence cardiac function be compromised ...Read more

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What is the significance of placing nitroglycerin under the tongue of a patient suffering heart attack?

What is the significance of placing nitroglycerin under the tongue of a patient suffering heart attack?

Pain relief : Nitroglycerin relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow to the heart. During a heart attack blood flow is decreased and this causes damage to the heart which can be fatal. Increased blood flow decreases the pain and injury and can improve survival. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the function of hyaline cartilage rings in the walls of certain structures of the respiratory tract?

Could you tell me what is the function of hyaline cartilage rings in the walls of certain structures of the respiratory tract?

Structural support: Act as structural support to keep the bronchus open when creating negative pressure on inspiration, and stable on expiration with increase positive pressure. ...Read more

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What is the significance of placing nitroglycerin under the tongue during heart attack?

What is the significance of placing nitroglycerin under the tongue during heart attack?

Sublingual: The blood vessels under the tongue are very close to the surface lining of the mouth. Placing Nitroglycerin there allows it to dissolve and quickly enter the blood stream. ...Read more

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What are the causes of inflammation of the pancreas?

Here are a few caus: Excessive use of alcohol is a common cause of acute pancreatitis(inflammation of the pancreas). Another common cuae is gall bladder stones. Rarely it can be a block in the duct of the pancreas as can happen with pancreatic cancer or from a stone in the pancreatic duct. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: inflammation of lining of the heart?

What is the definition or description of: inflammation of lining of the heart?

Pericarditis: You are describing pericarditis, an inflammation of the tissue sac surrounding the heart. It typically causes pain in the chest and sometimes radiates to the side of the neck and back. It can be accompanied by fever, rapid heartbeat, a characteristic "rub" heard with a stethoscope, and characteristic abnormalities on an electrocardiogram. It can be caused by a virus, immune reaction or other. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for inflammation of lining of the heart?

Are there any alternative treatments for inflammation of lining of the heart?

Cardiac inflammation: If not infectious inflammation the standard armamentarium of antiinflammatory agents is used to treat, alternatives not really demonstrated to be effective. ...Read more

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What is the inflammation of the inner lining of the heart called?

Endocarditis: The endocardium is the inner lining of the heart. If inflamed we call it endocarditis. ...Read more

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Why would this inflammation of the heart's lining cause death?

Why would this inflammation of the heart's lining cause death?

Two common ways: Either due to an accumulation of inflammatory fluid or blood into the pericardial space, causing cardiac tamponade and fatal heart failure, or through an tachyarrhythmia (which can also be provoked by cardiac tamponade) that leads to heart failure and sudden cardiac death. ...Read more

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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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A friend was just diagnosed with inflammation of the heart, is that a serious condition?

Myocarditis: This is called "myocarditis" about 30-40% of patients will be recovered completely with no complications, about 30% will have some cardiac damage (decreased function) and 30% will have serious complications including arrhythmia and heart muscle dysfunction. ...Read more

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From a cellular inflammation viewpoint and the theory on how it relates to cancer and not heart disease, what is considered a good/low CRP blood level?

From a cellular inflammation viewpoint and the theory on how it relates to cancer and not heart disease, what is considered a good/low CRP blood level?

Doesn't work that wa: CRP is non-specific. It goes up with any form of inflammation. There is no level that is specific for either cancer or heart disease. It just doesn't work that way. If you find that dissatisfying, reflect on this: it's not a very good test. ...Read more

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Can a temper outburst in someone who has heart disease (plaque lining the arterial walls) be a catalyst for a plaque rupture and consequent mi?

Can a temper outburst in someone who has heart disease (plaque lining the arterial walls) be a catalyst for a plaque rupture and consequent mi?

It can...: Sress can release adrenaline which constricts blood vessels, increase blood pressure and enhance tendency of platelets to aggregate and cause blood clots. Triggers such as these can cause a plaque to break and form a clot causing a heart attack. Yes, intense stress or rabid loss of temper can cause a heart attack. ...Read more

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Does lack of Omega-3 in diet lead to inflammation and heart disease or cancer?

Does lack of Omega-3 in diet lead to inflammation and heart disease or cancer?

Nordic Naturals: is a well respected brand. Please read the label and make sure that when you add the EPA & DHA that the sum is 50% or more of the total sum of each capsule. Also, make sure the fish oil has been purified. Peace and good health. Marine Fish Oil is a good anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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Figured out cholesterol does not cause heart disease and most likely the culprit is inflimation, i was wondering could sarcoid cause CAD?

Figured out cholesterol does not cause heart disease and most likely the culprit is inflimation, i was wondering could sarcoid cause CAD?

Whoa: I am really sorry that there is so much disinformation online. High LDL remains a grave risk and the concept of "inflammation" as cause of atherosclerosis is a novel one. To start, anti inflammatory meds don't help. Sarcoidosis isn't a coronary risk and spares arteries anyway. Your best protection is still a fitness focused lifestyle. ...Read more

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Strong family history of heart disease. Confused about the best diet? low fat or low carb, as studies are coming stating whole grains cause inflamatio

Strong family history of heart disease. Confused about the best diet? low fat or low carb, as studies are coming stating whole grains cause inflamatio

Talk to your doctor : Read the book, "The China Study". Dr. Campbell makes a very strong case for a whole food diet of fresh fruits and vegetables. No dairy and no meat (no animal protein). Beans and nuts for protein source. This is a Vegan diet. This is the best diet for a healthy heart. ...Read more

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Ibuprofen) I take aspirin, steroids, have high blood pressure and heart disease and bad internal inflamation. The warning signs concern me. Now what?

Ibuprofen) I take aspirin, steroids, have high blood pressure and heart disease and bad internal inflamation. The warning signs  concern me. Now what?

Discuss With Your MD: We can not address your concerns about the warning signs and the treatment of your what you describe Internal Inflammation.You should address your treatment concerns and warning sign concerns with your treating doctor ...Read more

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My mom has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in both her lungs, lymph nodes & around the lining of the heart what is life expectancy ? She's 50

My mom has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in both her lungs, lymph nodes & around the lining of the heart what is life expectancy ? She's 50

Unfortunate: Stage 4 lung cancer survival steadily improving with new therapies but not quick enough. It also depends type of cell age , sex females do better and general health . Non small cell 50% survive 8 months , over all less than 18% 5 yr survival. Give all the support and help you can along with family,make her comfortable try traditional and new regimes . ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to treat heart sac inflammation?

Are there natural ways to treat heart sac inflammation?

Not sure there is: Inflammation of the sac around the heart is called pericarditis. It can be caused by an infection , trauma , cancer , or after a heart attack. Usually nonsteroidals like Motrin in high doses are given . Rarely corticosteroids are given. Some evidence that Colchicine may be helpful in chronic inflammation. Hypothyroidism autoimmune dz also need r/o. No natural med i know of effectively treats this. ...Read more

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Does inflammation in your body from RA affect your heart?

Does inflammation in your body from RA affect your heart?

It can: Inflammation in your body gives you an independent risk factor for developing narrowing of the arteries called atherosclerosis. What you can do is control your cholesterol, control your blood pressure, exercise, eat right. Have a family doctor evaluate you for respecter's of cardiovascular disease. It can rarely cause problems such as inflammation of the lining of the heart. Those symptoms of the chest pain. ...Read more

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What causes inflammation of the heart? Is it from some infection?

What causes inflammation of the heart?  Is it from some infection?

Multiple causes: Infection, especially with viruses can cause heart inflammation. Bacterial infections, especially of the valves also cause inflammation. Any heart attack has attendant inflammation. Auto-immune diseases, e.g. Lupus can also cause heart inflammation. Rheumatic fever is an other example of heart inflammation. ...Read more

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Supposing you had myocarditis (inflammation of heart) caused by alcohol. Would cessation restore your heart to its normal state and after how long?

Supposing you had myocarditis (inflammation of heart) caused by alcohol. Would cessation restore your heart to its normal state and after how long?

Myocardiopathy: If you have myocardial damage due to alcohol, cessation of alcohol is absolutely necessary. If it is stopped before too much damage is done, then decent function may remain. Myocarditis is not exactly the pathology of alcohol damage which is toxicity rather than primarily inflammatory. ...Read more

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Why could you get inflammation of a heart valve?

Rheumatic fever: Untreated strep throat (usually in children) can lead to rheumatic fever which can cause severe inflammation and permanent damage to a heart valve (rheumatic heart disease). ...Read more

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What is the definition of an inflammation of a heart valve?

What is the definition of an inflammation of a heart valve?

Endocarditis: The most common type of inflamed heart valve is due to infection, known as endocarditis. This is a life-threatening condition caused by germs, especially bacteria that attack heart valves causing holes, growths, thickening and scarring. This can lead to leaky valves. People with valve disease (except mild mitral valve prolapse without thickening or regurgitation) are at increased risk. ...Read more

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