Pericarditis, Myocarditis, and Endocarditis

WebPage_PeriMyoEndoInflammation 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.

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Acknowledgements: 

Phil Miller MD, Author – created 2013

Maria Ivankovic MD – module revisions 2018

Yasmine Mawji MD, Shirley Lee MD – editors