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Which Tests most accurate for diagnosis of Myocarditis and Pericarditis?

Which Tests most accurate for diagnosis of Myocarditis and Pericarditis?

Physician evaluation: There is no single test, complete history, physical exam, etc are needed before an accurate diagnosis can be made. ...Read more

Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Pericarditis (Definition)

A condition in which you experience an inflammation of the pericardium, two thin layers of a sac-like tissue that surrounds the heart, holds it in place ...Read more


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Can you define pericarditis, myocarditis, and endocarditis. How do these various conditions differ? How are they diagnosed and treated?

Can you define pericarditis, myocarditis, and endocarditis. How do these various conditions differ? How are they diagnosed and treated?

It varies: Pericarditis is inflammation of the sac around the heart that is often treated with antiinflammatories but may need surgery. Myocarditis can be a serious, often viral infection of the heart muscle. Treatment could be medication, artificial heart support or even a transplant. Endocarditis is an infection of the heart valves that may respond to antibiotics but might need a valve replacement. ...Read more

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Which Tests most accurate for diagnosis of Myocarditis and Pericarditis?

Physician evaluation: There is no single test, complete history, physical exam, etc are needed before an accurate diagnosis can be made. ...Read more

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I have pericarditis/myocarditis, what are the chances of overcoming this?

Good: Usually myo pericarditis has a good prognosis. However it depends on the cause. Most common is idiopathic/unknown, and then viral. If cardiac function is good them outcome is excellent. With myocarditis and diminished cardiac function a third may recover, third may improve or remain the same, and third may deteriorate. ...Read more

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How do pericarditis myocarditis and endocarditis develop?

How do pericarditis myocarditis and endocarditis develop?

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 more

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How do pericarditis, myocarditis, and endocarditis differ?

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 more

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What is the difference between endocarditis, myocarditis, and pericarditis?

What is the difference between endocarditis, myocarditis, and pericarditis?

Different structures: Endocarditis refers to an infection of the heart valves. Myocarditis is inflammation/infection of the heart muscle. Pericarditis is inflammation the pericardium which is the sac surrounding the heart. ...Read more

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Can you define pericarditis, myocarditis, and endocarditis. How do these various conditions differ? How are they diagnosed and treated?

It varies: Pericarditis is inflammation of the sac around the heart that is often treated with antiinflammatories but may need surgery. Myocarditis can be a serious, often viral infection of the heart muscle. Treatment could be medication, artificial heart support or even a transplant. Endocarditis is an infection of the heart valves that may respond to antibiotics but might need a valve replacement. ...Read more

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Would troponin, Creatine kinase and/or CK-MB be elevated with myocarditis and pericarditis?

Would troponin, Creatine kinase and/or CK-MB be elevated with myocarditis and pericarditis?

Yes: The level of rise would depend on the amount of damage to the myocardial cells. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How common is myocarditis?

How common is myocarditis?

Rare but: More common with HIV positive patients. Since myocarditis is often due to a viral illness, many patients give a history of symptoms consistent with a recent viral infection, including fever, rash, diarrhea, joint pains, and easy fatigueability. Myocardial inflammation can be suspected on the basis of electrocardiographic (ECG) results, elevated c-reactive protein (CRP) and/or erythrocyte sed rates. ...Read more

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Can myocarditis hereditary?

No: Myocarditis is not really a genetic disease. Genetic factors passed on to children can make them more susceptible. ...Read more

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At what age does myocarditis occur?

Any age: It may occur at any time, from infants to the elderly. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for myocarditis?

Depends on what: Cannot answer the question unless know what is causing the myocarditis. As in prior answer there are many possibities including viruses, bacteria, parasites, etc. As infectious causes and several non-infectious causes as well. ...Read more

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Can myocarditis happen without any symptons?

Myocarditis: Myocarditis can occur with minimal or no symptoms. The usual trigger is a virus. Some patients may go on to recover completely, some partially, and some may not recover and have heart failure. Those patients may be diagnosed at a later point in time and the etiology is felt to be a viral myocarditis resulting in heart failure. ...Read more

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How many cases of myocarditis occur a year?

Varies: The actual number varies by country and age. We believe there are many cases which are never identified and go away on their own. The best estimate I have seen is 1 case a year for every 10, 000 people. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of myocarditis female 24?

Myocarditis: This is an inflammatory process that affects the heart muscle. It can be associated with various forms of chest pain, fever or shortness of breath. One can also see irregularities in the heart rhythm (I.e. Palpitations etc) ...Read more

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What are the signs to look out for myocarditis?

What are the signs to look out for myocarditis?

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 more

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Dr. Vipin Khetarpal
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Myocarditis (Definition)

Inflammation of the middle layer ...Read more