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carditis

[kär′dīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the heart tissues.
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It is possible that Lyme carditis preferentially affected particular components of the AV node associated with the fast pathway.
Piwowarska, "Lyme carditis: epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical features in endemic areas," International Journal of Cardiology, vol.
Kleinman et al., "Lyme disease: a case report of a 17-year-old male with fatal Lyme carditis," Cardiovascular Pathology, vol.
Lyme carditis in the fast lane: from alternating bundle branch block to asystole in 12 hours.
To determine the frequency of death among patients with Lyme disease and identify patients in whom carditis might have contributed to death, health officials in seven selected high-incidence Lyme disease states (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin) reviewed convenience samples of cases meeting the surveillance case definition for Lyme disease or Lyme carditis. Patient names were cross-referenced with death certificates to identify patients who died within 1 year of a Lyme disease diagnosis.
Less often Lyme carditis may lead to myocarditis, pericarditis, benign cardiac insufficiency, chronic hemostatic cardiomyopathy.
Complete heart block due to Lyme carditis. J Invasive Cardiol2003;15:367-369.
Because of his constellation of history, arthralgias, and carditis, Infectious Disease was consulted and he was treated empirically for Lyme carditis with ceftriaxone 2.0 grams IV daily.
Additionally, the patient's ongoing symptoms following successful treatment of her Lyme carditis were due to slowly resolving symptoms from her previously treated Lyme disease.
During November 2012-July 2013, one woman and two men (ranging in age from 26 to 38 years) from high-incidence Lyme disease states experienced sudden cardiac death and, on postmortem examination, were found to have evidence of Lyme carditis. The three deaths were investigated by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, New Hampshire Department of Public Health, New York State Department of Health, and CDC.