Posted By Ellen O. on September 01, 1997 at 15:37:00:
I understand that relapsing polychondritis can have effects on the heart.
What kinds of effects are there and how are they best assessed? Also, can
this be caused by a vascular injury, or is it always considered an autoimmune
problem? My situation is that I have only breathing problems, no outer ear
or eye problems. I do have a mild hearing loss, which could come under
"cochlear dysfunction", one of the criteria for RP diagnosis. Mainly my
difficulty is respiratory chondritis. As for my heart, it sure doesn't feel
right, but that may be a result of not breathing well.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.