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How do pericarditis, myocarditis, and endocarditis differ?

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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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Carditis (Definition)

Carditis - medical conditions involving inflammation of ...Read more


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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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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and myocarditis ---whats the difference?

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and myocarditis ---whats the difference?

Not the same: These are two completely different problems. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is genetic, and myocarditis is infectious. Both affect the heart muscle, but in different ways. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is rheumatic carditis and endocarditis the same?

Please help docs! is rheumatic carditis and endocarditis the same?

Carditis: Rheumatic carditis is a specific kind of heart inflammation caused by rheumatic fever. Endocarditis is a general term for inflammation of the lining of the heart. Rheumatic fever can be related to endocarditis but is a more limited term. ...Read more

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28 yr thin girl. Has pots, anxiety, ehlers danlos hypermobility, gerd. Good echo, ekg. Heart attack chances? Nerve pain l arm, chest pain(maybe gerd)

28 yr thin girl. Has pots, anxiety, ehlers danlos hypermobility, gerd. Good echo, ekg. Heart attack chances? Nerve pain l arm, chest pain(maybe gerd)

Before addressing...: Risk of heart attack best discussed directly with your physician. Your physician not only has your history but can examine you carefully. Also it is important to share with your doctor any family history of similar issue including heart attack, early death. ...Read more

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What's drug of choice in pat. With acute migraine and ischemic heart disease?

What's drug of choice in pat. With acute migraine and ischemic heart disease?

Thanks for asking!: This is a tough situation. You cannot use either triptans or ergots. So may have to use nasaids, fioricet, (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) or so. ...Read more

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What specific cox2 inhibitors are safe anti-inflamatory & analgesics for patients with*favism* and gastritis?

What specific cox2 inhibitors are safe anti-inflamatory & analgesics for patients with*favism* and gastritis?

No Celebrex!: Celebrex (celecoxib) is contraindicated in somewhat with g6pd because it is a sulfa drug. I otherwise don't know the answer to your question, but wanted to make sure you knew about this, given the content of a previous answer. ...Read more

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Can smoking opium exacerbate the effects of coronary heart disease?

Possible: But most of us do not know! we quit smoking along time ago, and can lose our licenses for trying to find out! there may be a researcher that has studied! ...Read more

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Is metamizole Strong pain reliever? Stronger than paracetamol+codeine ?

Is metamizole Strong pain reliever? Stronger than paracetamol+codeine ?

No longer used in US: This medication is not in the U.S. but remains throughout the rest of the world as an analgesic mostly associated with postoperative or perioperative pain relief. It comes as an IV so is considered a resonably potent type of drug for pain relief though less than narcotics since it is not a narcotic. I would agree that it would be considered to have more analgesic power than straight paracetamol ...Read more

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Difference between rheumatic fever vs rheumatic heart disease?

Difference between rheumatic fever vs rheumatic heart disease?

ARF can cause RHD: Acute rheumatic fever is an immunologic response to a strep infection. It can cause fever, rash, arthritis and can damage the heart. Not everyone who gets acute rheumatic fever get permanent heart disease. Rheumatic heart disease is due to heart damage from acute rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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Recovering from rheumatic fever & have extensive heart damage. Antibiotics are recommended for life. I'm allergic to Penicillin & Erthromycin though??

Recovering from rheumatic fever & have extensive heart damage. Antibiotics are recommended for life. I'm allergic to Penicillin & Erthromycin though??

Rheumatic fever: Thank goodness that you recovered. It is extremely important that you take good care of yourself with a proper diet of high fruits and vegetables, low sugar (esp. avoid high fructose corn syrup), omega 3 foods e.g. wild salmon, walnuts, anchovie, sardines, extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil( no other oils), nuts, berries and densely colored vegetables. Take fish oil and vit D3 daily. ...Read more

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Are ischemic heart disease and hypertrophic obstructive cardio myopathy related?

Are ischemic heart disease and hypertrophic obstructive cardio myopathy related?

Not really: Ischemic heart disease refers to atherosclerotic disease of thee coronary arteries. Hocm is a disorder of the muscle cells of the heart . There is not a common cause. ...Read more

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Dx CHF 2012 in ICU, problems since.History septal infarct,flutter. Tired, weak, arrhythmic, SOB, pain.No drugs/alcohol. Health not great. Help please.

Dx CHF 2012 in ICU, problems since.History septal infarct,flutter. Tired, weak, arrhythmic, SOB, pain.No drugs/alcohol. Health not great. Help please.

U need Cardiologist: The problems you indicate are important. Coronary artery blockage, atrial flutter, heart failure, medication side effects are all possible causes of your symptoms. Hopefully u have a heart doctor. U need to sit with him/her and go over everything. Best Wishes. ...Read more

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Ranking antibiotics from weak to strong; where does vancocin (vancomycin) fit?

Ranking antibiotics from weak to strong; where does vancocin (vancomycin) fit?

Rethink weak/strong: Instead of thinking in terms of weak/strong - think about what types of bugs vanc is appropriate for. When doctors say an antibiotic is strong we usually mean 1) it's very good at treating the type of bug you have, 2) it might have more side effects than other common antibiotics. Vancomycin is used for MRSA or c.Diff infections and b/c given iv, can have more side effects than, say penicillin. ...Read more