Doctor Q&A for Dr. John Garner

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
One assumes: That's less than the usual starting dose, so if your doc prescribed it, one assumes they were taking your circumstances into consideration. That said, ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
Probably fine: If you're not dizzy, lightheaded, or otherwise symptomatic, you're in good shape. Cheers!
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
Several: Antithrombin 3, protein c and protein s come to mind.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
Yes: It's plausible. During states of dehydration the body ramps up the adrenaline levels somewhat which can trigger extra heartbeats from both the top an ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
Nope: The max dose is 10mg. Not a lot of point to going over. There's not a whole lot of extra benefit at that point, and a lot more side effect.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
It's not: Clonidine is a centrally acting alpha-2 stimulator (what we call an agonist). It works on the feedback loop for adrenaline responsive nerves, and rath ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
Sure!: You can get just about anything if you're willing to pay for it. Now, if you mean can i get insurance to pay for it, that's an entirely other question ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
Not usually: Once the process starts, an ongoing phenomenon called "remodeling" tends to keep things going in the wrong direction. Good medical therapy can often ( ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
It can: Long qt is one of the most common causes of "sudden death" especially in the young. Caution is needed though; just because an ekg says "long qt" doesn ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
Unlikely: Atrial fibrillation can be provoked (though only in part) by certain stress and relaxation states, but since you don't have control of those in a drea ... Read More
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