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Doctor insights on: Handling Inflammation Of Lining Of The Heart Condition

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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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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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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).?

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?

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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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