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Inflammation of the muscle layer of the heart wall.
Inflammation of the muscle layer of the heart wall.
Sometimes: Cardiomyopathy varies greatly in severity. If the heart muscle is extremely weakened, then the cardiomyopathy could be deadly. But in many cases, the cardiomyopathy is mild and should be well tolerated. So it really depends on how severe the problem is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myocarditis: When severe myocarditis leads to hear failure. Symptoms may consist of shortness of breath at rest, with activities or the inability to lay flat (depending on the severity). You may also feel that your heart beats are fast or irregular. Often the symptoms resolve with treatment, but patients can develop long-term heart failure that may require heart transplant. ...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
No: A myocardial infarction is an acute event in which a portion of the heart is irreversably destroyed, usually by a blocked artery. The major lesson is that this damage is potentially avoided if people come to an er promptly when they have symptoms, which have been discussed elsewhere. We have a short time window to use modern treatment to save the heart and prevent complications and death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myocarditis: Hi!, in young people it is usually found after a recent viral infection. Patients could have fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, loss of stamina, to name a few. See your Doctor soon or go to the ER if your symptoms get worse or you have chest pain or shortness of breath. Good Luck! ...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
Many poss causes: Almost all heart attacks are the result of fatty deposits on the inside of arteries that break open and cause clotting which will blocks the artery (and the blood from flowing to the part of the heart the artery feeds). Family history, fatty diet, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and other disorders can all contribute to this process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Continuum: Both are a result of inadequate blood supply to the heart muscle. Acute coronary syndrome means that the imbalance is sufficient to cause symptoms that prompt aggressive intervention, but may not result in permanent heart damage; a myocardial infarction implies that overt heart damage has occurred, hence positive markers of tissue damage. ...Read more
Physician evaluation: There is no single test, complete history, physical exam, etc are needed before an accurate diagnosis can be made. ...Read more
Define?accute anteroseptal myocardial infarction, atherosclerotic obstructive coronary artery disease, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, hypokalemia
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After 2 years undiagnosed chest pain/palps/cough w/ lots of diagnostic tests.. Is it safe to say the cause being Giant cell Myocarditis is unlikely?
Should myocarditis be easily detected with a echo or is more comprehensive test needed? And if infection has passed is damage still detectable?
Difficult diagnosis: Myocarditis diagnosis relies mainly on a detailed history ; physical. Echo should detect damage, but the cause of damage may remain unclear. Heart biopsy can rarely be used, but the test is low yield ; the risk of procedure often doesn't outweigh potential benefits. There may be delay in heart damage after myocarditis has passed. In addition heart damage often recovers. ...Read more
See below: Pericardial tamponade is a serious emergency problem of fluid or blood collection in the sac around the heart, causing heart dysfunction. Myocardial contusion is a potentially serious condition of direct trauma and bruising of the heart muscle. Flail chest is a serious problem of multiple rib fractures in several locations on one side of the chest resulting in the lung to not expand correctly. ...Read more
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