Cardiology


Myocarditis (Inflammation of Heart Muscle)

It is inflammation of the heart muscle developing in connection with various diseases. In severe cases of rheumatism, flu, smallpox, diphtheria, typhoid, and scarlet fever, disease-causing bacteria may also cause inflammation of the heart muscle.

Its symptoms:

  • Chest pain
  • Irregular pulse
  • Occasional fainting fits
  • Fatigue , tiredness
  • Shortness of breath depending on severity of the inflammation

In the treatment of inflammation of the heart muscle, healing can be achieved by use of antibiotics and rest. If one fails to follow the advice on resting during treatment period, serious side effects may develop as well as patients with flue who are exhausted and do heavy exercise are at risk of arrhythmia induced sudden death. It is essential to treat dental caries and ailments such as tonsillitis, which cause acute rheumatic fever, without delay.

In the treatment, the primary disease which causes inflammation of the heart muscle should be identified and treated.