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When Should Someone Stop Consuming Alcohol Before Cardiac Catheterization
Long before: Alcohol is a toxin to the heart and more than two drinks a day has been associated with arrhythmias and heavy drinking can lead to weakening of the heart. Alcohol in moderation is good for the heart up to 2 glasses of red wine daily. Since, alcohol can interact with medications, one should not consume alcohol for at least 24 hours prior to angiography. Chronic drinkers, are a risk for withdrawl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is a procedure where narrow, flexible tubes are inserted into a peripheral artery through a cut in the skin, and advanced to the heart. Dye can be injected through the catheters into the arteries of the heart to look for blockages ("angiogram"), or to measure pressure within the cardiac chambers ("right heart cath"). Arteries can be opened with balloons/stents at the ...Read more
Cardiac cath: One drink the nite before should be fine but not within 12 hours of the procedure however. ...Read more
Please advise if it's likely that i will experience cardiac arrest or heart failure while i sleep after a caffeine overdose?
Can you tell me if it's likely that I will experience cardiac arrest or heart failure while I sleep after a caffeine overdose?
For the first time ever my heart rate became 50 bpm when doing an intense work out. Why would this be if I'm not someone that smokes or drinks?
There is a: reasonable chance that your method for heart rate monitoring is inaccurate and you have an incorrect reading. There are also disorders of the electrical conduction system of the heart that could cause this finding as well (rate related conduction disease) where the faster the atrial rate the slower the ventricular rate. You need to wear a reliable electrocardiographic monitor during exercise. ...Read more
No added risk: As long as it was in moderation and you do not abuse alcohol regularly you are fine. However if you routinely use a lot of alcohol please tell your surgeon and anesthesiologist so that they can watch for and treat early any signs of withdrawal which can be very dangerous. ...Read more
How long should I leave it before drinking any alcohol again after recovering from renal failure?
Here are some...: There has been no definite answer to your question. You may consume it in moderation which may widely vary for current or past alcohol abusers. Remember that alcohol is a drug and its adverse effect is culmulative. So, stress quality lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession as described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter05.html. Then, you have to decide by yourself. More? Ask doc. ...Read more
Yes: Small amounts are ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bleeding: Probably the biggest risk involved would be bleeding, as daily alcohol interferes with your ability to clot your blood properly. You could also have increased risk of infection and increased effects of the medications you are given (because your liver may not function properly). Be sure to let your surgeon know if you are a regular/frequent drinker. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Dangerous: Drinking alcohol while taking Ativan (lorazepam) may increase your risk of certain Ativan (lorazepam) side effects, such as: drowsiness dizziness problems with coordination unusual behavior memory problems. It may also slow both the heart and breathing, which can cause you to pass out, have difficulty breathing, or even lead to death. ...Read more
Wouldn't recommend: Alcohol can actually make anxiety worse by causing a rebound effect, and if you are having palpitations with alcohol it may be causing an arrhythmia. The answer to having a side effect from something YOU DO NOT NEED is not to take another substance, but to stop that which you do not need. Talk to your prescribing physician about your experience with alcohol-until then, I advise stopping alcohol. ...Read more
ItCan'Creep'UpOnYou: Only during a drunken brawl or while running away from the police.But not usually.Alcohol's a sedative and should mellow people out but, as we all know,it can go the other way too due to its dis-inhibitory effects so maybe that's your reaction on a small scale.You have mixed drinks?Maybe something in them.Or maybe it's the creep staring at you from the dance floor.Also,alcohol can dehydrate you. ...Read more
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