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Doctor insights on: Inflammation Of The Inner Lining Of The Heart

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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

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 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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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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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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Ok i've got inflammation of the heart. What should I do?

Ok i've got inflammation of the heart. What should I do?

Sure?: The heart or the sac around it? The latter is relatively common and mostly benign, the former may cause more serious problems. Important to make the distinction. ...Read more

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My brother has inflammation of the heart. Is that something important?

My brother has inflammation of the heart. Is that something important?

Need specifics: That's a very general description with commensurately wide implications. This could be myocarditis (muscle), pericarditis (heart sac), endocarditis (heart valves or tissue), and due to infections (viral or bacterial or more unusual organisms) or rheumatologic conditions or due to adverse medication effects. The point is that the exact diagnosis and cause are important to sort out importance. ...Read more

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What is inflammation of the heart called?

What is inflammation of the heart called?

Carditis: Inflammation of all components of heart is called pancarditis; inflammation of the inner lining is called endocarditiis, that of muscles - myocarditis, and that of outer lining - pericarditis. ...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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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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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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My father has developed heart sac inflammation. What is it exactly?

My father has developed heart sac inflammation. What is it exactly?

Pericarditis: Pericarditis is an inflammation of the sac that surrounds the heart. It may be the result of an infectious process, chest trauma, certain environmental exposures (such as radiation), or other systemic (body-wide) inflammatory process that attacks the pericardium. Treatments are targeted towards the underlying process and may certain include anti-inflammatory agents. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between heart attack pain and chest inflammation?

I want to know what is the difference between heart attack pain and chest inflammation?

Can overlap: Heartburn is esophagitis, gastritis, reflux and related to diet, timing, bending over, regurgitation, better with antacids, GI meds Prilosec etc. Sometimes belching. Tends to be front and neck and " burning" ! angina and heart attack tend to be pressure, squeeze, and sweaty, clammy, fearful- anxiety provoking fear of death! ...Read more

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What causes an inflammation of the heart?

Multiple factors: Viral infection, bactrial infection, autoimmune disorders, ischemia with or without infarction and tumor infiltration can all casue inflammation of various parts of the heart. ...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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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