Flashcards in Myocarditis Deck (18)
what is it?
This is inflammation of the cardiac muscle
It can be ____ or _____ inflammatory pathology
It can be acute or chronic inflammatory pathology
It is commonest in ____ people
It is commonest in young people
myocarditis is mainly caused by __________
name some enteroviruses
coxsackie A and B
which other viruses may be the cause? 6
but other viruses are possible (influenza, HIV, polio, hapatitis, mumps, rubeola
what is the pathology in acute phase ?
In acute phase- the heart is flabby with focal hemorrhages
what is the pathology in chronic phase ?
enlarged and hypertrophic
what are the symptoms?
what are the signs?
An episode of viral myocarditis, perhaps unrecognised and forgotten, may be the initial event that results in ______ _______
An episode of viral myocarditis, perhaps unrecognised and forgotten, may be the initial event that results in dilated cardiomyopathy
what investigations should be done?
what is used to do viral PCR for enterovirus?
throat swab and stool
what is used to do viral PCR for influenza?
what may the CXR show?
what may the ecg show?
demonstrates ST and T wave abnormalities and arrhythmias
______ ________ are elevated and
______ titres may be raised
cardiac enxymes are elevated
antibody titres may be raised