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My lung xray showed " a slightly dominant nodular debsity in the lower left lobe. Close study reccomended in a few weeks. Then it stated " no acute cardiopulmonary disease noted". What is that?

My lung xray showed " a slightly dominant nodular debsity in the lower left lobe. Close study reccomended in a few weeks. Then it stated " no acute cardiopulmonary disease noted". What is that?

Heart ok: Cardiopulmonary disease refers to heart and lungs. Seems peculiar to say that nothing wrong with heart and lungs when he says there is a nodular density. Acute refers to something that happened recently. Hope they find that nodule is not to worry. Best wishes ...Read more

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What does it mean when a xray says chronic changes appearing but no active cardiopulmonary disease otherwise evident?

What does it mean when a xray says chronic changes appearing but no active cardiopulmonary disease otherwise evident?

Chronic changes: Is a very non specific description. Usually it means lung scarring or other findings that are probably the result of a remote infection or injury, but are not likely to be causing any acute symptoms. No active disease means no abnormality that looks acute. ...Read more

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Diabetic patient does need HB level preoperatively? And cardiopulmonary disease does need preoperative HB level! Which one has priority for HB test

Diabetic patient does need HB level preoperatively? And cardiopulmonary disease does need preoperative HB level! Which one has priority for HB test

Pre op HbA1c: 23F asks pre op HbA1c in pt with pulmonary dis vs DM which takes priority. Ans: Anyone with DM needs blood glucose before op. HbA1c tells you what sugar has been for last 3 months. You need to know what glucose is before surgery. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a cardiopulmonary reserve?

What does it mean to have a cardiopulmonary reserve?

Cardiac reserve: Let's make an analogy to 'army reserve'. These army men are just standby without active duty. But when there is a war, these people will be involved. Similarly, you don't use cardiopulmonary reserve during normal activities. During stress or illness, you want your lungs to take as much air/oxygen as possible and increase heart rate to maintain adequate blood flow (cardiac output) to tissues. ...Read more

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What is cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

What is cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

Push hard push fast: CPR is simple- by pushing hard (compressing the chest) and fast (100 times a minute) any patient whose heart has stopped doing its job (beating effectively) can be supported until medical care arrives. No breaths. Not difficult. Save a life. ...Read more

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What requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

What requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

Arrest: CPR is initiated basically when the heart stops working and or the patient stops breathing. It's a bit of an oversimplification but that's the premise. ...Read more

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What's the defintion cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr)?

What's the defintion cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr)?

CPR: CPR means cardiopulomnary resuscitation. When an individual suffers a cardiac arrest, blood circulation stops and organs suffer and the individual can die. By instituting CPR as quickly as possible a life can be saved. Simply put, it is an emergency procedure where by performing external compression of the chest over the heart, blood flow is temporarily restored to vital organs. ...Read more

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Which of the following is a sign that a man is about to suffer cardiopulmonary arrest?

Which of the following is a sign that a man is about to suffer cardiopulmonary arrest?

None of the above: This reads like an exam question. There is no predicting sudden death ("cardiopulmonary arrest" if you prefer), even if a person is having severe crushing chest pain, has an obvious pulmonary thrombuembolus ("that knot in my leg just vanished -- gasp"), has ventricular tachycardia on an ekg -- there's simply no predicting. Cherish life while it lasts. ...Read more

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Who invented cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr)? Firemen?

Who invented cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr)? Firemen?

WHO INVENTED CPR: No that is not the case CPR was first described by a french doctor in 1741, to give mouth to mouth resuscitation to dying victims. Since then we have come a long way and its evolution started in serious terms in earlu 1970s and it has had many changes over the years and many changes may take place in future. But it is not invented by firemen but by medical specialists. ...Read more

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What is a cardiopulmonary bypass?

What is a cardiopulmonary bypass?

A circuit: That allows the surgeon to stop the heart of a patient in order to operate on the heart while keeping the patient alive by essentially providing the function of the heart and lungs. Venous blood is drained into the circuit where it is oxygenated and CO2 removed and anesthetic gases given and pumped back into the arterial system of the patient. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is cardiopulmonary bypass?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is cardiopulmonary bypass?

Heart lung bypass: Cardiopulmonary bypass is the use of the heart lung bypass machine to keep a person alive while their heart is stopped, typically during an operation on the heart or sometimes the lungs. ...Read more

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Where is it that cannulae is placed in order for cardiopulmonary bypass to be accomplished?

Where is it that cannulae is placed in order for cardiopulmonary bypass to be accomplished?

Aorta and R atrium: To keep surgical field - heart, in this instance, - " dry", the blood has to be diverted. So one or two canulas are usually inserted via right atrium into major vein (s) to bring the blood to the oxygenator, that works as artificial lungs. From there blood is pumped to the canula inserted usually in the ascending aorta. Surgical clamp prevents blood from flowing back into the heart. ...Read more

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How does cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) work?

How does cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) work?

CPR HOW IT WORKS: The main principal of CPR to to keep a persons vital organs to be oxygenated. This is not possible unless heart is pumping blood and lungs are able to get oxygen in the body. Hence the word cardio (heart)pulmonary (lung)resusccitation. So you pump the heart to push blood in vital organs and breathe through artificail means to oxygenate the blood. ...Read more

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Where do I find new guidelines?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Where do I find new guidelines?

AHA website: The american heart association updates the guidelines approximately every 5 years. The most recent guidelines were in 2010. Here is the website: http://www. Heart. Org/heartorg/cprandecc/cpr_ucm_001118_subhomepage. Jsp. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

What is the definition or description of: cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

Chest compression: Broadly speaking, cardioplumonary resuscitation (cpr), is the act of compressing the heart in an effort to create blood flow. This is typically performed as "external" or "closed chest" cpr, as taught by the america heart association. When performed with assisted ventilation, it is possible to deliver enough oxygen to the heart for it to regain its ability to beat on its own. ...Read more

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Could you live off cardiopulmonary bypass?

Could you live off cardiopulmonary bypass?

Well. ..: Cardiopulmonary bypass is a process by which deoxygenated (blue) blood is drained from the body into a pump that oxygenates the blood (makes it red) and pumps it back into the body. So, pretty much everyone you know lives off of cardiopulmonary bypass. Cardiopulmonary bypass can keep you alive for short periods of time (days) if the heart and lungs are failing, but not for long. ...Read more

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Can you please explain cardiopulmonary bypass?

Can you please explain cardiopulmonary bypass?

Mechanical circulati: Bypass entails diverting the venous blood coming back from the periphery and oxygenating it, removing the carbon dioxide and with help of roller pumps, pushing it out into the aorta. We can stop and chill the heart while coronary arteries are bypassed around clogs and clots or valves are replaced. ...Read more

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What do the doctors do in a cardiopulmonary bypass?

What do the doctors do in a cardiopulmonary bypass?

Pump: Cardio pulmonary bypass has been used for decades for cardiac surgery. Simply, it serves to perform the function of your lungs and heart while your heart is stopped for coronary bypass, valve replacement, or some other major vascular procedure. Your remaing bodily functions are not interrupted.
It is very well tolerated in most situations. ...Read more

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What does a cardiopulmonary physical therapist do?

What does a cardiopulmonary physical therapist do?

Most likely: Assist with cardiac rehabilitation, such as after a severe heart attack or failure, or open heart surgery. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What's lay person cardiopulmonary resuscitation for children?

There are...: ...Classes offered in this in many hospitals, clinics, and schools. It is a wonderful thing to know CPR for both grown ups and children. Knowing CPR may allow you to some day save someone's life. I encourage you to find a class near you. ...Read more

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Where can regular people go to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

Fire station: Check w/ your local fire department, often they offer certification courses. ...Read more

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Does cardiopulmonary resuscitation really work? What is survival rate?

Does cardiopulmonary resuscitation really work? What is survival rate?

Much less than on TV: Most americans' understanding of CPR efficacy is gained from tv dramas- 77% portrayed as surviving cardiac arrest (ca).

In reality, survival rates are poor: less than 10% survive ca outside of the hospital & less than 20% survive an arrest even if it occurs in the hospital.

Survival rates for terminal or chronically ill people are 0-5%.

Survival doesn't always mean a return to
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Could you explain cardiopulmonary bypass procedure to me in simple terms?

Sure: Cardiopulmonary bypass is a technique using a machine to divert blood from the right side of the heart, bypassing the lungs, and returning the blood to the body past the left side of the heart. ...Read more

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For elderly in assisted lliving, what are arguements for and against cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

It depends...: It depends on what the single individual wants. If a person decides for "dnr", that closes the argument. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Cardiopulmonary exercise test vs Exercise stress test? Does Cardiopulmonary exercise test combines both and better?

What is the difference between Cardiopulmonary exercise test vs Exercise stress test? Does Cardiopulmonary exercise test combines both and better?

Not better: Exercise stress tests measure your peak functional capacity and ischemia (blood supply), arrhythmias, and blood pressure response. The different tests are used for different issues. Cardiopulmonary stress tests also measures peak oxygen consumption which is useful for evaluating certain disorders, particularly prior to heart transplantation ...Read more

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When must I start doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a newborn?

When must I start doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a newborn?

Heart rate below 100: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or cpr, should be initiated if a newborn's heart rate is below 100, despite being warmed, dried, and stimulated. Newborn CPR follows the "abcs" - airway, breathing, and circulation, proceeding from a to b to c if the heart rate does not rise above 100 with each intervention. Chest compressions, which are part of c, are indicated if the heart rate drops below 60. ...Read more

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How can a lay person learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) for infants?

AHA sponsored course: The american heart association sponsors official CPR course (infant and adult) for which you can sign up for on line. ...Read more

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During cardiopulmonary resuscitation why would a nurse have to locate xyphoid process?

Landmark: By locationg the zyphoid process, compressions can be done in a most effecient way, esp avoiding the stomach area. ...Read more

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How does anoxic encephalopathy affect the cardiopulmonary system?

How does anoxic encephalopathy affect the cardiopulmonary system?

Variable: By definition a period of anoxia has occurred which caused tissue (brain) damage. That period of anoxia may have also caused injury to the heart muscle or the heart may have been able to rely on other metabolic pathways to supply its needs. If injured, the effect on the cvs would depend on the extent. If not, it could function normally. ...Read more

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How would learn to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) first aid?

How would learn to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) first aid?

Red cross: I would suggest contacted the red cross to
look into whatever courses they provide.
Also, some hospitals and community groups
also provide CPR instruction courses. ...Read more

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How effective is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for treating cardiac arrest?

How effective is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for treating cardiac arrest?

CPR: Less than 10% of people with cardiac arrest and CPR survive overall. After 10 min of CPR survival is miniscule. Early CPR and defibrillation within less than 4-5min give the best outcomes. Las Vegas casinos with abundant automated defibrillators, trained staff and people watching on monitors have the fastest response and best results. ...Read more