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A 33-year-old member asked:

could restasis make sinus problems worse?

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Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 58 years experience
Restasis: In some cases Restasis can cause redness and irritation of eyes. I am not aware that it increases signs of sinusitis directly and specifically.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Not likely: Restasis is a topical drop designed to increase the production of tears in those deficient in tear flow. The increase can be helpful but rarely enough to increase tear flow into the sinuses and in fact more fluid in sinuses might improve the health of the sinuses. So if Restasis is helpful, continue it.

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Easy...: Bradycardia means a slow heart rate. Sinus bradycardia means a slow heart rate that originates from the normal location in the heart.
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What does sinus bradycardia look like on an ecg?

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See below: Sinus bradycardia is usually defined as a heart beat of less than 60 beats per minute. Iit by itself does not indicate a heart problem.
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Is a sinus tachycardia same thing as supraventricular tachycardia?

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No: Sinus tachycardia is the normal fast heart rate that results from a stressful situation, physically or emotionally (running, being upset, having fever, etc...). Svt is an arrhythmia that usually requires abnormalities of the electrical conduction system of the heart, and if frequent and troubling needs directed treatment. Sinus tachycardia does not require treatment of its own usually.
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Wiring of heart: Sinus rhythm means that the electrical activity that controls the contraction of the heart, starts in the sinus node. Right bundle branch block means that the right bundle (part of the electrical wiring) does not conduct the impulse which changes the appearance of the ekg. Right bundle branch block as opposed to left bundle branch block is usually benign.
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What happens over a lifetime to a person with sinus node dysfunction and mitral valve prolapse?

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