Inflammation of the heart can present as pericarditis, myocarditis, or endocarditis, depending on the tissue involved. These infectious or inflammatory cardiac diseases usually have a good prognosis if recognized early and treated appropriately. This module will review each of these disease entities, their clinical presentations, and treatment guidelines.
Phil Miller MD, Author – created 2013
Maria Ivankovic MD – module revisions 2018
Yasmine Mawji MD, Shirley Lee MD – editors