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What Is The Difference Between Endocarditis And Myocarditis
An infection of the inner lining of your heart. It generally occurs when bacteria or other germs from another part of your body, such as your mouth, spread through your bloodstream and attach to damaged areas in your heart. Left untreated, endocarditis can damage or destroy your heart valves and can ...Read more
Never seen it: highly unlikely. These illnesses are quite toxic and usually make one feverish ...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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Infective endocarditis is infection of one or more heart valves by a microorganism. Non-infective endocarditis is inflammation of a heart valve not caused by an infection. Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis is found in patients with malignancy, chronic wasting diseases, rheumatic and congenetal heart diseases and autoimmune diseases such as sle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complex: Myocarditis symptoms include chest pain (often "stabbing" in character), congestive heart failure (leading to edema, breathlessness and liver congestion) Palpitations (due to arrhythmias), and may lead to abrupt death. Influenza is an illness with fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue and some people may have vomiting and diarrhea (more in kids). ...Read more
Can someone please answer how common is myocarditis and how do u no the difference between flu and myocarditis ?
Please answer how do u no difference between flu and myocarditis how common is fatal myocarditis in uk ?
Too rare to worry: This is at least the fourth time you have asked about this very rare medical condition, and you have had reassuring replies or agreement from several HealthTap doctors. You're obviously obsessed with it. The main problem here is one of mental health. Please discuss this with your primary care doctor, or consider professional counseling. I suggest it from compassion, not criticism. Good luck. ...Read more
Difference: Pericarditis is inflammation of the lining around the heart - the pericardium, generally with a fluid collection between the pericardium and the heart. Endocarditis is an infection of the inner lining of the heart, generally on a valve surface, either natural or artificial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's difference (symptom wise) between Myocarditis & Giant cell myocarditis? I was tested for myocarditis 2 years ago- negative. Still symptomatic?
Diagnosis difficult: Myocarditis is a difficult diagnosis to make, since it can mimic other diseases, & mistakenly be "ruled out" as a cause of disease. Heart biopsy is only way to verify its suspicion, but procedure itself may be more risky than its worth. In addition, biopsy can miss patches of myocarditis, giving false reassurance that it's absent. Many types of myocarditis, idiopathic & viral most common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can any one please explain what are the differences between adult infective endocarditis and pediatric infective endocarditis ?
They are similar: Both are life-threatening conditions that involve bacteria growing on the valves of the heart. Bacteria from the body or from tics can cause overwhelming illness, or destroy the electrical system of the heart. Because adults tend to have stiffer hearts with more calcium deposits, surgery is more often needed to cure the illness. Either way, long courses of intravenous antibiotics are needed. ...Read more
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Maybe: Myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscles) may occur from a variety of sources. In addition to viral infections there are bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and other inciting organisms. In addition one can have cancerous myocarditis and also a variety of metabolic conditions can also cause this (hemochromatosis, e.g.). Cannot calculate the overall frequency with which these occur. ...Read more
Unfortunately, yes: Acute myocarditis usually results from viral infection of the heart muscle, and causes weakness and difficulty breathing. It often follows other flu-like symptoms by several weeks. An infrequent complication is sudden death due to heart rhythm disturbances. In most victims, the arrhythmias occur after the diagnosis is known, but occasionally death may occur as an early complication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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