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What are the symptoms of carditis?

What are the symptoms of carditis?

Inflammation. : In medicine the suffix -itis denotes an inflammatory process. Applied to the heart, carditis implies an inflammation of the heart muscle. This can be viral or bacterial in origin or unknown. Symptoms are related to heart failure, including arrhythmias. Treatment are supportive and should be directed toward the cause of the inflammation. ...Read more

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Carditis (Definition)

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What are the tests for carditis?

What are the tests for carditis?

Myocarditis: Tests-ekg, blood work, cardiac markers, echo.

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What is the treatment for carditis?

What is the treatment for carditis?

Carditis: Myocarditis is due to inflammation of the heart muscle-infective or noninfective. Again it mostly symptomatic treatment like pain control, Aspirin and antiinflammatories. If patient develops arrhythmias and congestive heart failure, it should be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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How is Lyme carditis Diagnosed?

Constellation: lyme carditis is diagnosed by a constellation of clinical findings, including physical exam, EKG, and blood work. Patients often will have complete heart block, positive blood tests for lyme, or history of recent possible exposure. heart block is a key component of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've had 2 strokes from endo carditis the last 1.5 years ago been having extreme headaches since second could this be central postroke pain syndrome?

I've had 2 strokes from endo carditis the last 1.5 years ago been having extreme headaches since second  could this be central postroke pain syndrome?

Possibly: It really depends where the embolic strokes occurred within the brain. I need further information to provide a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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Could agent orange have triggered para carditis?

Could agent orange have triggered para carditis?

Here is the current: VA list. Department of Veteran's Affairs presumptive diseases for Agent Orange include: AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Chloracne, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Hodgkin's Disease,Ischemic Heart Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda,Prostate Cancer, some Soft Tissue Sarcomas & Respiratory Cancers. ...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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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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I have Lyme and believe i might have Lyme carditis, how is this diagnosed and treated? (anything besides antibiotics? Have already finished 4 weeks)

I have Lyme and believe i might have Lyme carditis, how is this diagnosed and treated? (anything besides antibiotics? Have already finished 4 weeks)

Cardiology evaluatio I would be very cautious with your diagnosis: I would be very cautious with your diagnosis. A cardiology evaluation will help clarify the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called inflammation of the heart (carditis).?

Explain the condition called inflammation of the heart (carditis).?

Myo and pericarditis: Inflammation can be of the heart muscle (myocarditis) or of the lining of the heart (pericarditis). Myocarditis is often viral and sometimes can lead to heart failure; symptoms can be chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations and generalized malaise. Pericarditis has many causes and may lead to fluid accumulation around the heart. Main symptom is chest pain, especially when lying down. ...Read more

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I have rhuematic fever w/severe carditis. Is it possible to lose consciousness while sleeping? Our house alarm went off for 3 hrs. Without me knowing.

I have rhuematic fever w/severe carditis. Is it possible to lose consciousness while sleeping? Our house alarm went off for 3 hrs. Without me knowing.

Rheumatic fever: Rheumatic fever can affect the heart or stops before causing heart problems. In your case it has affected the heart, hence the name carditis. Thus means acute inflammation of the heart tissues. Once you pass the acute phase, it is no more carditis and is then called rheumatic heart disease. It does not usually affect the brain and what you are experiencing is deep sleep. ...Read more

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How common are neurological&permanent effects of Colcrys? I have carditis &other inflammations,doc prescribed,but reading about side-effects, yikes..

Relatively rare: I've seen Colchicine used many many times since I've practiced medicine. I feel Neurologic side effects are quite uncommon. Where possible use it for shorter periods of time, with occasional holidays to be safe. ...Read more

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Should we get prophylactic antibiotics after csection to prevent endo carditis?

Should we get prophylactic antibiotics after csection to prevent endo carditis?

No: Although post-partum endocarditis has occurred, it is so infrequent and there is so little evidence to support efficacy of prophylaxis that this would not be a routine procedure. Depending upon the risk factors in a given patient, however, these may be felt to be greater than the risk of prophylaxis by a given physician. This is a judgement call by the experienced informed clinician. ...Read more

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Would there have to be bulleyes mark on body for Lyme disease?Been experiencing chest pain/Sleep disturbances.Heart Tests were norm.Not Lyme Carditis?

Would there have to be bulleyes mark on body for Lyme disease?Been experiencing chest pain/Sleep disturbances.Heart Tests were norm.Not Lyme Carditis?

Not always a rash: The classic bullseye rash is not necessary to diagnoses lyme's. If you live in an area with many deer ticks and there is a possibility that one was on your body for more than 24-36 hours, it would be beneficial to go in to clinic to discuss blood testing for lyme's disease. ...Read more

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