Which cardiac findings suggest reactive arthritis (ReA)?

Updated: Dec 24, 2020
  • Author: Carlos J Lozada, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Aortic regurgitation caused by inflammation of aortic wall and valve may occur. This proximal aortitis can be found in 1-2% of cases. [56] Aortitis may be accompanied by coronary inflammation, which can be fatal in rare cases. Transient conduction abnormalities may develop but are of little significance; rarely, patients may be affected by myocarditis or pericarditis. [56]


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