Would myocarditis or heart failure show up immediately after Rheumatic Fever if heart was affected?

Rheumatic Fever. If the cardiac manifestation of RF was myocarditis, it would show up. Depending how bad and whether valve(s) were affected, too, heart failure could result.

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Can heart failure from rheumatic fever improve or go away?

Usually rheumatic. heart disease manifests itself as valvular disease and this can lead to heart failure. Treatment of the valvular disease would improve this. Rarely there can be direct damage to the myocardium resulting in heart failure as well. This would be treated in standard fashion as for any patient with any form of heart failure. Read more...

If teens get lymphocytic myocarditis, how long it takes to worsen to heart failure?

Variable course. Lymphocytic myocarditis can take various courses and does not necessarily progress to heart failure. On the other hand it can be very aggressive. I am unaware of a good way to predict the course in an individual patient. Read more...

If teens get lymphocytic myocarditis, how long it takes to worsen to heart failure?

Every person unique. I urge you to contact your cardiologist. They are the only doctors in a position to evaluate you child and determine how quickly the condition is changing, if at all. Read more...

Is your tropinine higher with heart failure or myocarditis? So when your tropinine is normal does this almost exclude one of those?

A normal troponin. doesn't necessarily mean that you don't have heart failure or myocarditis. Often with heart failure, unless a heart attack or significant stress to an impaired heart is involved, troponins are normal. Additionally only around 50% of biopsy proven myocarditis have elevated troponins, so you can have both conditions and normal troponins. Read more...
Myocarditis. Troponin is usually not elevated in heart failure. In myocarditis troponin is only elevated in some patients. In two studies of biopsy proven myocarditis troponin was elevated in 34% of patients and in 53% in the other study. It also depends on when the test is done. It is most likely to be high during the first month of illness, suggesting that is the time that most myocardial damage is done. Read more...

Does heart failure from a myocarditis infection go away?

Sometimes. Sometimes a weak heart muscle develops so suddenly (or after a fever, cold or flu) that we suspect it may be from a virus, like a flu of the heart, which can recover. We use the usual medication and the heart muscle can be rechecked by echo in a month or 2 or 3 since recovery may be found. Read more...
I am assuming . You developed viral myocarditis vs bacterial endocarditis. Based on your age. No other info given by you. Depending on the case, the infection can get better with antibiotics and proper care but the damage to the heart, if heal at all, will take longer. Medication therapy and possibly surgical correction, if a heart valve involved, may be necessary. Continue close care with your cardiology. Read more...
Depends. If the infection exacerbated preexisting heart failure, once infection is better CHF should improve. If the infection caused heart failure such as viral cardiomyopathy, then the CHF may or may not resolve after the infections is resolved. Although chances are good that would improve. If the infection is damging or damaged a valve (endocarditis) then the damage is ususally permanet. Read more...

Is it possible for a heart to completely recover from myocarditis and congestive heart failure?

Yes it is possible. Depending on cause which is in many instances infectious or autoimmune. Read more...
Yes. Most acute myocarditis are viral and most recover within a few weeks. If the myocarditis caused heart failure and a low ejection fraction, other medication treatments (ace inhibitors, beta blockers, etc.) may be necessary to get the heart back to normal. In these cases, close follow up with a cardiologist is recommended in order to escalate therapies if things don't improve. Read more...

For a 57+ yr female can nose pain, forehead pain, sneezing, cough, feeling cold, headache & mild fever (all for 2 days) indicate heart failure?

Pos sinusitis or Flu. This could be flu. Has your nasal discharge turned to yellow or greenish? If so need antibiotics for sinusitis. The forehead pain suggests sinusitis, but can occur with febrile illness. Should not fool around w sinusitis, too close to brain. Is your nose stuffed? If so use afrin or a decongestant if you tolerate them. Would contact your PMD for further recommendations and an examination. Read more...

If one has rheumatic fever affecting the heart, will it cause lesser oxygenated blood to be pumped around the body?

There are many. potential cardiac issues that can occur with rheumatic heart disease. Some of these could potentially result in a decrease in effective oxygenation. This usually occurs as a late complication of untreated disease. See a health care provider to assess your situation and address your concerns. Read more...
Rheumatic heart . It's a valve disease so should not unless get hear failure . Read more...