Meaning of carditis in English:


Pronunciation /kɑːˈdʌɪtɪs/


mass nounMedicine
  • Inflammation of the heart.

    ‘The hallmarks of rheumatic fever include arthritis, carditis, cutaneous disease, chorea, and subsequent acquired valvular disease.’
    • ‘First or second degree block, however, can occur with rheumatic carditis, diphtheria, digoxin overdose, and congenital heart defects.’
    • ‘Complications of untreated Lyme disease include carditis, neuroborreliosis, arthritis and acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans.’
    • ‘At autopsy, these animals presented acute tubular necrosis, esteatosis, carditis, and diffuse alveolar damage.’