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[2012] kelli: Myocarditis

by VirtualGardner
Last updated 2 years ago

Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Human Anatomy
Grade:
12

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Myocarditis

What?

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The heart on the top shows the swelling. The top left picture shows a normal heart compared to an inflamed one. Next is the infographic shows the phases of myocarditis. Then it shows what actually happens to develop the disease. The bottom one is funny because the symptoms could be confused with a cold. The the antigen uptake in the heart is the last picture.

My Souces & Diigo

For more information please visit these sites. The first is the myocarditis foundation website that shows research and explains a lot about the disease. The second is webMD which shows symptoms, treatments ect. The last is of course my list of sources in Diigo. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Myocarditis is the swelling of the myocardium which is the middle layer of the heart wall. It is usually caused by a viral infection. It may cause chest pains which act as positive feedback. The pains will keep getting stronger and your heart will eventually no longer be able to pump as efficiently. This can cause less blood to the rest of the body which can be severe. Also myocarditis can create blood clots in the heart which are fatal.

This video is really interesting because along with myocarditis it also describes pericarditis. It describes what happens to have this disease and also the symptoms.

Myocarditis affects thousands of people a year and many of them are unaward because symtoms like abnormal heart rate, irregular breathing, and sore joints can often also signal a common cold. This disease can be caused from autoimmune infections or even bacterial infections. Treatment for myocarditis depends on the cause of the swelling in the first place. If a bacterial disease a doctor may prescribe antibiotics, ect.


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