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New Podcast: Looking at Lyme carditis with Dr. Adrian Baranchuk

October 19, 2021 In today’s podcast Sarah explores Lyme carditis with Dr. Adrian Baranchuk, a cardiologist from Kingston, Ontario. Lyme carditis is inflammation of the heart and can cause lightheadedness, palpitations, fainting, chest pain and shortness of breath. In severe cases, it can be fatal. Listen to podcast

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A heart specialist in Kingston, Ont. is warning health care professionals across the country to be on the lookout for a rare but serious complication of Lyme disease

May 30th, 2018 A heart specialist in Kingston, Ont. is warning health care professionals across the country to be on the lookout for a rare but serious complication of Lyme disease in which the disease bacteria begin to attack the heart. The condition is called Lyme carditis and it can do serious damage by disturbing…

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Lyme disease: A case report of a 17-year old male with fatal Lyme carditis

March 21, 2015 Abstract Lyme disease is a systemic infection commonly found in the northeastern, mid-Atlantic and north-central regions of the United States. Of the many systemic manifestations of Lyme disease, cardiac involvement is uncommon and rarely causes mortality. We describe a case of a 17-year-old adolescent who died unexpectedly after a 2-week viral-like syndrome….

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Lyme Carditis Can Cause Sudden Cardiac Death

[ CanLyme note: This report underlines what patients and their concerned physicians have known for years and have tried to report.  We disagree with this quote in the article, “Health care providers should consider as a cause of cardiac symptoms in patients who live in or have visited a high-incidence Lyme disease region, especially during summer…

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Spate Of Fatal Lyme Cases Surprises Health Officials

By WILLIAM WEIR, bweir@courant.com The Hartford Courant 10:06 p.m. EST, December 31, 2013 A series of fatal cases of Lyme disease in the Northeast, including one from Connecticut, have health officials on the lookout for a very rare complication of the tick-borne disease. The first fatality was in November 2012, when a Massachusetts resident was found dead in…

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Three Sudden Cardiac Deaths Associated with Lyme Carditis — United States, November 2012–July 2013

December 13, 2013 / 62(49);993-996 Lyme disease* is a multisystem illness caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a spirochete transmitted by certain species of Ixodes ticks. Approximately 30,000 confirmed and probable cases of Lyme disease were reported in the United States in 2012, primarily from high-incidence states in the Northeast (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,…

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Heart stopping tick – case report

Authors:    Karmacharya P, Aryal MR Location:  Department of Medicine, Reading Health System, West Reading, PA 19611, United States. Citation:   World J Cardiol 2013(May); 5(5): 148-150.   DOI: 10.4330/wjc.v5.i5.148 Although Lyme carditis is relatively rare within 4-6 wk of exposure, it  can uncommonly present as the first sign of disseminated Lyme disease. Here we present 17 year…