AskDefine | Define carditis

Dictionary Definition

carditis n : inflammation of the heart

Extensive Definition

Carditis is the inflammation of the heart or its surroundings.
It is usually studied and treated by specifying it as:
Reflux carditis refers to a possible outcome of esophogeal reflux (also known as G.E.R.D.)
carditis in German: Karditis
carditis in Finnish: Sydäntulehdus
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