Carditis sentence example
Some of these children developed carditis and valvular disease.
The most serious problem occurring in RF is called pancarditis ("pan" means total; "carditis" refers to inflammation of the heart).
Mild carditis also improves with such anti-inflammatory agents, although more severe cases of carditis require steroid medications.
The long-term prognosis of an RF patient depends primarily on whether he or she develops carditis.
Those patients with no or mild carditis have an excellent prognosis.Advertisement
Those with more severe carditis have a risk of heart failure, as well as a risk of future heart problems that may lead to the need for valve replacement surgery.