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inflammation of the pericardium or muscles


Inflammation of the sac around the heart (pericarditis)

The pericard (heart sac) surrounds the entire heart like a sac. To prevent friction between the heart and the pericardium, the heart is surrounded by a narrow seam of fluid. Inflammation can lead to fluid secretions in the pericardium, which makes the fluid layer thicker and restricts the heart's movement. The inflammation can also spread to the heart muscle and trigger simultaneous myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle). Causes cannot be found in 50% of cases. Otherwise, pericarditis can be triggered by viruses and bacteria, and less often by tuberculosis. A heart attack or primary myocarditis can also lead to involvement of the pericardium in the form of pericarditis. Rarely, pericarditis is also triggered by kidney failure, heart surgery, rheumatic diseases, radiation, autoimmune diseases, parasites, certain medications or cancer. Heart surgeries are not the order of the day. Therefore, surgical pericarditis is rare. From my time in cardiology, however, I can say with certainty that cardiac effusion is relatively common after heart surgery. However, this can be treated well with medication. It was almost never necessary to suck out the effusion with a syringe.

The symptoms are chest pain, fever, sweating and reduced performance. However, not all symptoms always appear. Diagnostic information can be obtained by listening with the stethoscope and possibly by the ECG. The disorder can be well diagnosed by cardiac ultrasound. The effusion can be measured with millimeter precision. In laboratory tests, the inflammation values are usually elevated. The therapy mainly depends on the cause of the pericarditis. Anti-inflammatory measures can also be useful. Describing all possible forms of therapy is beyond the scope here. Therapies must be planned individually for the patient after the cause has been identified.

Heart muscle inflammation (myocarditis)

In this country, myocarditis is usually triggered by viruses. In South America, certain parasites can cause the inflammation. There are also other causes such as Lyme disease and certain medications (psychiatric drugs such as lithium or chemotherapy drugs). Rare autoimmune diseases or giant cell myocarditis play a minor role in terms of numbers. I have observed the most common heart muscle inflammations during or after flu infections. These are banal infections that are not considered dangerous, but lead to the complications mentioned in some patients. Nobody can say why this is so. But we know little about how the immune system works and why individuals have unexpected reactions. The inflamed heart muscle leads to heart muscle weakness and reduced pumping capacity. That is why those affected do not notice "heart pain" but rather shortness of breath, especially when under stress. I don't understand why heart muscle inflammation is so often overlooked. Suspicion is quickly aroused on the basis of the conspicuous shortness of breath. A patient who came to see me in the emergency service with the symptoms had previously seen a lung specialist. She brought with her two different types of metered dose inhalers for asthma that had been prescribed for her. The nature of the shortness of breath alone gave me the suspicion of cardiac insufficiency. In principle, three types of shortness of breath can be distinguished relatively easily. The asthmatic finds it difficult to exhale and tightens his lips as he exhales to use them as a "puckered lip," which is usually helpful in asthma. Then there are the mostly female patients who appear with big anxious eyes and say they don't have any They breathe quickly and frequently. This characterizes the psychosomatically triggered phenomenon of hyperventilation. Patients with cardiac insufficiency also breathe more frequently, but the problem can be easily distinguished from the other two types of breathing disorder by looking at it. Listening with a stethoscope helps additional safety quickly. Occasionally, the patients also report cardiac arrhythmias. However, I have learned a very simple and reliable diagnostic method: exjuvantibus diagnostics it is only effective in this diagnosis.So I injected the patient who di e had received medication for asthma, Furosemide 40, a diuretic that relieves the heart quickly. After 20 minutes I examined the patient again and the shortness of breath had largely disappeared. In this constellation, with a probability bordering on certainty, this can be seen as proof of the presence of a myocarditis, provided the ECG does not reveal any other cause. However, I also admitted a young man with myocarditis to the emergency service, who showed the same picture on the ECG as with an anterior wall myocardial infarction. However, there was no pain and a heart attack in a 20-year-old is also unlikely. That's why I  corrected the diagnosis of heart muscle inflammation. Incidentally, it is not a problem if the furosemide is accidentally injected into a healthy person. At most, he may have to urinate a little more than usual, but even this is minor because the diuretic effect primarily affects heart patients with edema in the legs and lungs. So no problematic side effects are to be expected in healthy people. The clinical picture requires absolute physical protection. Stress can be life-threatening because it can trigger ventricular fibrillation, among other things. This complication with sudden cardiac death is the most common cause of death in competitive sports, since competitive athletes usually do not want to do without their physical training. It is also a leading cause of death in children and adolescents. Covid-19 can also trigger heart muscle inflammation. Rest is also necessary to prevent the myocarditis from progressing into a chronic formDilated cardiomyopathy(progressive cardiac insufficiency with enlargement of the heart).


In conventional medicine, measures are taken to relieve the heart, for example with diuretics such as furosemide. For me, from a naturopathic point of view, it is important to treat the clinical picture more comprehensively. Even if myocarditis only occurs after the common cold, viruses can still be to blame for the problem, as has been proven with COVID-19, among other things. Therefore, an infusion therapy with vitamin C and various homeopathic complex remedies is important because they have an antiviral effect by improving the immune system. A high dose of ozone therapy can kill bacteria and viruses directly. This was shown  in Italy treating 36 Covid-19 cases. All suffered from lung involvement with shortness of breath. All 36 were treated with high-dose ozone. 35 of 36 patients recovered quickly. Only one patient required intubation. There are also cellular substances derived from the heart of a hatchling that can be crafted through the Apothecary. These can also be injected to support the heart.

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