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Dr. Vipin Khetarpal
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Myocarditis (Definition)

Inflammation of the muscle layer ...Read more


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How does myocarditis affect the heart?

How does myocarditis affect the heart?

Myocarditis: Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart. It may be infectious or inflammatory. It disorders heart muscle function and can cause both electrical and mechanical dysfunction. It can resolve or become chronic. In its chronic form it can cause serious disability or death. ...Read more

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How does a coronary heart disease affect the cardiac muscle?

How does a coronary heart disease affect the cardiac muscle?

Lack of blood supply: Coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle. Disease of arteries often leads to blockage of blood flow. Lack of blood supply causes death of muscle, i.e., myocardial infarction, or heart attack. ...Read more

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How can coronary heart disease affect the respiration system?

How can  coronary heart disease affect the respiration system?

May not: However, with symptoms of angina chest pressure and pain, people may not breathe deeply. With clots on the right heart from myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism can occur. With acute left heart attack, congestion and heart failure will compromise oxygenation .And more. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a heart attack, heart failure and cardiac arrest?

What is the difference between a heart attack, heart failure and cardiac arrest?

Heart, chf: A heart attack is when a blood vessel to the heart blocks off and a part of the heart is damaged. A cardiac arrest can be the result of a heart attack. Cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops pumping for one reason or another. A heart attack can cause cardiac arrest. A cardiac arrest isn't necessarily caused by a heart attack. Heart failure is when the heart can't supply the body's demands ...Read more

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How does coronary heart disease affect the respiratory system?

How does coronary heart disease affect the respiratory system?

It doesn't: Unless the chd has progressed to the point that the heart is failing. Then the lungs become congested with fluid (from the backpressure of a failing heart - also called "congestive heart failure"). The cardinal symptom is breathlessness. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heart attack and heart failure?

What is the difference between heart attack and heart failure?

Blocked artery: Heart attacks are almost always caused by a blockage in one of the arteries that supplies the heart. This stops the flow of blood (and oxygen) to that area of the heart and eventually the involved area of muscle dies. Heart failure is most often the result of several small or one large heart attack that affects enough muscle to keep the heart from being able to pump blood effectively. ...Read more

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How does lifestyle affect the development of coronary heart disease?

Numerous ways: It is well known that smoking, obesity, and lack of exercise can contribute to coronary disease, in part through effects on blood pressure and diabetes, and in part via more direct effects on the arteries. Stress can sometimes play a role in this in predisposed individuals. ...Read more

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What is myocardioitis and will it cause narrowing of a heart valve?

What is myocardioitis and will it cause narrowing of a heart valve?

Heart inflamation: Myocarditits is inflammation of the heart muscle. It is usually caused by viruses or antibodies made to viruses/bacteria. It can have variable consequences from nothing to heart failure. ...Read more

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What is congestive heart failure? How is it contracted, what is the treatment, how does it affect life expetancy ?

What is  congestive heart failure? How is it contracted,  what is the treatment,  how does it affect life expetancy ?

Failure of the heart: Failure of the heart muscles to pump blood effectively from the chambers to the body/lungs leading to back up of blood . Caused by heart attacks, (coronary artery disease) long standing hypertension/diabetes, chemotherapy, congenital heart defects, intractable rhythm problems. Life expectancy depends on underlying cause. ...Read more

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What is hypokinesis. Is it can cause heart attack?

What is hypokinesis. Is it can cause heart attack?

Coronary ischemia: Hypokinesis suggests that an area of the heart is not thickening and contracting normally typically as a result of reduced blood supply and inadequate oxygen delivery to that portion of the heart. ...Read more

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How is the thorax affected by heart failure?

How is the thorax affected by heart failure?

Fluid accumulation: In heart failure, one can retain fluid ('water'), that can accumulate in bodily cavities such as chest - hence developing pleural effusions. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cardiac arrest, a heart attack and heart failure?

What is the difference between cardiac arrest, a heart attack and heart failure?

See below ...: cardiac arrest: pumping or rhythm abnormality so severe that the flow of blood thought the heart is super low or zero - incompatible with life unless successfully treated. heaty attack - region of heart muscle get less oxygen than it needs so the muscle dies. heart failure - heart is unable to adequately deliver oxygen to the body, or requires an unhealthy amount of filling pressure to do so. ...Read more

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The physical effect of Betablockers on the heart is they decrease the cardiac contractility can this lead to stiffened Heart Valves in long term use?

The physical effect of Betablockers on the heart is they decrease the cardiac contractility can this lead to stiffened
Heart Valves in long term use?

NO: There are no long term effects of beta blockers on the heart valves or for that matter ANY STRUCTURAL cardiac abnormalities!!!!! Hope this helps and answers the NUMEROUS QUESTIONS on this subject at todays on-line session!! BE WELL DR Z ...Read more

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What is the cause of coronary heart disease?

5 risk factors: Build up of fatty plaques in artery wall is associated with smoking, high cholesterol diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and family history. ...Read more

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How might coronary heart disease affect the heart muscle and the circulatory system?

How might coronary heart disease affect the heart muscle and the circulatory system?

Directly: The coronary arteries and their branches carry the blood and oxygen to the heart muscle cells. Poor flow, low oxygen, cells die- equals heart attack. If enough muscle dies, then heart failure, cardiac arrest, no circulation, and death. ...Read more

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How can coronary artery disease affect the heart?

How can coronary artery disease affect the heart?

Multiple ways: Coronary artery disease can cause symptoms, heart damage, or death. Symptoms include chest pain or shortness of breath. Heart damage is typically do to myocardial infarction (heart attack). Death can be due to heart failure, heart attack, or lethal arrhythmia. ...Read more

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How does myocarditis affect the heart?

Myocarditis: Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart. It may be infectious or inflammatory. It disorders heart muscle function and can cause both electrical and mechanical dysfunction. It can resolve or become chronic. In its chronic form it can cause serious disability or death. ...Read more

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If you have a healthy heart are you less likely to die from myocarditis i dont understand why some die and some dont ?

If you have a healthy heart are you less likely to die from myocarditis i dont understand why some die and some dont ?

Complex: Myocarditis has several causes and is relatively less common. Depending upon what the etiological factor is, whether it is acute or chronic, and how the body responds to the insult to the heart - outcomes can vary. I know this doesn't directly answer your question, but that is what the reality is, there no simple answer. It varies case to case, if heart severely damaged, recovery can vary. ...Read more

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Is your tropinine higher with heart failure or myocarditis? So when your tropinine is normal does this almost exclude one of those?

Is your tropinine higher with heart failure or myocarditis? So when your tropinine is normal does this almost exclude one of those?

A normal troponin: doesn't necessarily mean that you don't have heart failure or myocarditis. Often with heart failure, unless a heart attack or significant stress to an impaired heart is involved, troponins are normal. Additionally only around 50% of biopsy proven myocarditis have elevated troponins, so you can have both conditions and normal troponins. ...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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Does myocarditis always left some scars in one's heart? It is possible to live normal, sporty, health and long life with scarred hearth?

Does myocarditis always left some scars in one's heart? It is possible to live normal, sporty, health and long life with scarred hearth?

Not always scars: a cardiac MRI can tell you how much of the heart (if any) has permanent damage/scarring - this can guide prognosis (what we can predict about your future). if there is not much damage often one can recover to normal activity and longevity. ...Read more

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Suffer aniexty had awful depersonalization for a week shaky worried about heart had normal ecgs last year reasurence needed? worried about myocarditis

Suffer aniexty had awful depersonalization for a week shaky worried about heart had normal ecgs last year reasurence needed? worried about myocarditis

Psychotherapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Does heart failure from a myocarditis infection go away?

Does heart failure from a myocarditis infection go away?

I am assuming : You developed viral myocarditis vs bacterial endocarditis. Based on your age. No other info given by you. Depending on the case, the infection can get better with antibiotics and proper care but the damage to the heart, if heal at all, will take longer. Medication therapy and possibly surgical correction, if a heart valve involved, may be necessary. Continue close care with your cardiology. ...Read more

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I went through 4 days of extreme drug abuse, no sleep, and strenuous exercise that triggered some irritation in my heart. Could this be myocarditis?

I went through 4 days of extreme drug abuse, no sleep, and strenuous exercise that triggered some irritation in my heart.  Could this be myocarditis?

Seek Medical Help: It is very difficult to provide you with any specific diagnosis based upon the details presented in your question. Given the fact that you have concern for your heart is enough to warrant an immediate appointment with your primary care physican or a trip to the emergency room. Less emergent but none the less important is your report of drug abuse. Talk to your physican. There is help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would myocarditis or heart failure show up immediately after Rheumatic Fever if heart was affected?

Would myocarditis or heart failure show up immediately after Rheumatic Fever if heart was affected?

Rheumatic Fever: If the cardiac manifestation of RF was myocarditis, it would show up. Depending how bad and whether valve(s) were affected, too, heart failure could result. ...Read more

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How often and soon (tens of years?) myocarditis develop to dilated cardiomyopathy? Happens it only if heart is scarred during myocarditis? How I know?

How often and soon (tens of years?) myocarditis develop to dilated cardiomyopathy? Happens it only if heart is scarred during myocarditis? How I know?

Uncertain: myocarditis or inflammation to the heart either be induced or infected then into dilated cardiomyopathy is difficult to predict as each individual response to any inflammatory condition can vary. i would recommend routine cardiology followup care instead. ...Read more

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Does a heart infection like myocarditis show up on ECG or echo?

Yes: Typically, there in patients with myocarditis, there are abnormalities on both ECG and echocardiogram. In fact, if both the ECG and the echocardiogram were normal, the likelihood of myocarditis would be very low. Typical ECG findings are st and t wave changes, and perhaps low amplitude qrs complexes. Echocardiographic findings are decrease ventricular function and perhaps pericardial effusion. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is giant cell myocarditis curable without a heart transplant?

Giant cell: Myocarditis is treated medically with drugs that suppress the immune system. This can delay transplant for months or even years in some cases. Even after transplant, giant cell myocarditis reoccurs in some patients, but not most, and it is usually not as severe. ...Read more

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If teens get lymphocytic myocarditis, how long it takes to worsen to heart failure?

Variable course: Lymphocytic myocarditis can take various courses and does not necessarily progress to heart failure. On the other hand it can be very aggressive. I am unaware of a good way to predict the course in an individual patient. ...Read more

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If teens get lymphocytic myocarditis, how long it takes to worsen to heart failure ?

Every person unique: I urge you to contact your cardiologist. They are the only doctors in a position to evaluate you child and determine how quickly the condition is changing, if at all. ...Read more

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Severe aniexty convinced I have myocarditis and I'm dying heart racing breathless dizzy aniexty or serious Plz help?

Severe aniexty convinced I have myocarditis and I'm dying heart racing breathless dizzy aniexty or serious Plz help?

Likely panic attack: Have you had any lab tests or other examination that indicates myocarditis? See your doctor for diagnostic tests. In many many cases, people who go to emergency rooms thinking they are having a heart attack or otherwise "going to die" are found to have no symptoms of physical ailment. If no physical cause is found, see a therapist who offers exposure therapy for panic disorder. ...Read more

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Had ECG and blood work 2 days into virsl illness.Now heart racing and skipping lots. 3 days later is myocarditis still possible?

Had ECG and blood work 2 days into virsl illness.Now heart racing and skipping lots. 3 days later is myocarditis still possible?

Relax ;): Myocarditis is an unusual presentation of a viral illness. For arrythmias, skipped beats to be a presentation of myocarditis is possible, you would most likely be far sicker than you are with a depressed cardiac function, and feeling very fatigued. Having occasional PVC (Premature Ventricular contraction) during viral infections is a relatively common picture. Relax ;) ...Read more