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Why Is Adrenaline Not The Medication For Heart Failure
Not useful: Adrenaline is only used during cardiac arrest to "restart" the heart. It has a very short half-life and is metabolized very fast. One of the long-term complications of heart failure is caused by too much adrenaline production to try to stimulate the heart. Beta-blocker medications block the long-term effects of adrenaline and reduce mortality from heart failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more
What are some preventative test you can take to prevent congestive heart failure? What are the signs? What is congestive heart failure and how is it caused, and what is the result of the body after congestive heart failure?
Is your tropinine higher with heart failure or myocarditis? So when your tropinine is normal does this almost exclude one of those?
A normal troponin: doesn't necessarily mean that you don't have heart failure or myocarditis. Often with heart failure, unless a heart attack or significant stress to an impaired heart is involved, troponins are normal. Additionally only around 50% of biopsy proven myocarditis have elevated troponins, so you can have both conditions and normal troponins. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends . . .: There are many different kinds of pain medications so you need to be more specific. Acetaminophen (paracetamol outside the states) can be dangerous to the liver in overdose but not the heart. Nsaids like Ibuprofen can cause kidney problems, stomach ulcers & lead to fluid retention which would be bad for heart failure. In fact, nsaids carry a black box warning against cardiovascular risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have anxiety/panic attacks, without an increased heart rate? So the heart rate remains the same as when resting, during the attacks?
Anxiety: Panic disorder is an illness that causes the sufferer to have unprovoked panic attacks and to fear further panic attacks. Most panic attacks are accompanied by increased heart rate. It is always possible that your heart rate doesn't go up during a panic attack, but this would be slightly less common. Talk to your doc about proper treatment! ...Read more
What are high/low epinephrine effects on athlete's performance ?What is the best medication to control adrenaline (but not beta blockers)?
Enhance: The body usually secretes adrenaline and norepinephrine with exercise or stress. However whether this hinders or helps performance would depend on the type of exercise. While the effect may accelerate certain skills , it may also lead to reduced coordination. Are you asking whether beta blocker would help reduce your anxiety ; improve performance? That's a $64 question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does anger elevates epinephrine? What is the best medication to treat people with high epinephrine . I heard that propranolol is good, is that right?
Interesting question: In the "fight or flight" scenario, there is a definite increase. However, having a "high epinephrine" level is difficult to understand. There are instances where certain tumors produce excess of this chemical. Your question about Propranolol is easier to answer. This agent is called a beta "blocker" it does not reduce the amount of Epinephrine but blocks its effects ...Read more
Is it ok to take metropolol if suffering from congestive heart failure and heart rate is 47-5. also have history of dialysis?
Why is it that physicians do not know the cause of essential hypertension that leads to heart attacks and strokes?
Because...: ...it hasn't been discovered yet. It's not just physicians who don't know the cause; nobody knows the cause. That's why it's called essential. It certainly isn't for want of trying. And when they do find the cause, it still won't be curable, only treatable. It's hereditary, & probably not just 1 gene, but many. ...Read more
How lethal is a congestive heart failure? My hypertrophic cardiomyopathy has turned into congestive heart failure, how dangerous is it and is it possible to keep it under control?
This : This is a very serious condition requiring close management from a skilled cardiologist, and optimally you should establish care with a large referral center with expertise in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, such as a university hospital. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is not a curable condition, and when it progresses to the point that it causes congestive heart failure symptoms it is typically quite advanced and difficult to manage. There are medications that can help control the heart failure, but you should also be evaluated for advanced therapies such as a defibrillator or even a heart transplant. Your family members should also be screened for this genetic condition if they haven't already. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hope that this question isn't too general. Is the treatment for pulmonary hypertension always the same as the usual treatment for cardiac failure? Please elaborate if possible.
Bp is 106/80 and heart rate is 103.without any exercise.why heart rate is increased.is it because of tsh haormones or what?
Can a pacemaker suppress the naturally occurring heart rate and be used for treating bigeminy if extreme weakness is present?
NO: A pacemaker will not suppress bigeminy - you'll get fusion beats (beats that occur from both the pacemaker and from the irritable focus in your heart). There are meds that can help but ultimately, an ablation can suppress incessant ventricular ectopy if meds fail. Are you seeing an electrophysiologist? (you should be). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: There are several possibilities. If you're a seasoned athlete, it's due to improved stroke volume (blood ejected with each contraction) requiring a reduced heart rate to achieve a given cardiac output (the product of sv and hr). Other possibilities are: medications, vagal reactions, chronotropic incompetence, av nodal block, or sick sinus syndrome. Incidentally, typhoid fever can cause it too. ...Read more
Yes: When the heart fails,the body automatically activates the kidneys and the central nervous system to produce hormones including Adrenaline to maintain circulation.On a short term it is good for survival but on a long term,continues stimulation of these hormones is harmful. That is why the beta blockers which block adrenaline is one of the most useful drug in the treatment of heart failure ...Read more
Depends...: The medications given during resuscitation of a cardiac arrest patient depends on the heart's rhythm on the heart monitor. It also depends on the age of the cardiac arrest patient since the protocols are different for adults and children. One medication commonly used is epinephrine but it really does depend on the factors described! ...Read more
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