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Authors

  1. HOLCOMB, SUSAN SIMMONS RN-CS, ARNP,BC, PHD

Abstract

Carditis, or inflammation of the heart, is classified as endocarditis, pericarditis, or myocarditis. Which type your patient has depends on which layer of his heart is affected. In this article, we'll examine the subtle differences in these conditions to help you understand the causes, consequences, treatments, and nursing considerations.