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Why is adrenaline not the medication for heart failure?

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 more

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Dr. Wendy Askew
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Adrenaline (Definition)

Adrenalin(e) / Epinephrine is the hormone produced by the adrenal medulla that speeds and strengths the heart, dilates the airways, and shifts blood flow to the muscles. Often this is in response ...Read more


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The dentist may use anesthetic such as 0.3ml lidocaine with 1:100, 000 epinephrine. Would this interact/ have problems with my heart or BP medication.

The dentist  may use anesthetic such as 0.3ml lidocaine with 1:100, 000 epinephrine. Would this interact/ have problems with my heart or BP medication.

Little concern: Stress form the procedure, particularly if you were not numb, would cause your body to release more Epinephrine then what is in the local anesthetic. That said I do try to error on the side of caution depending on the heart condition by not using the maximum dose( approximately 8 full injections) and breaking up multiple procedures over several appointments. ...Read more

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Adrenaline surges all day long. Do they damage heart?

Adrenaline surges all day long.  Do they damage heart?

Sometimes: Only when produced in excess like aniety, panic reaction or harmonal diseases. It is essentisl in exercise, fright and exciement. ...Read more

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Is it possible that your heart fail without adrenaline?

Is it possible that your heart fail without adrenaline?

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

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Does having too much adrenaline cause physical damage to the heart?

Does having too much adrenaline cause physical damage to the heart?

In excess: But you don't have any way of reaching those levels without a rare endocrine malignancy. See the "adrenaline rush" blog for more information. ...Read more

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Worried about constant adrenaline rushes. Will they damage my heart?

Worried about constant adrenaline rushes.  Will they damage my heart?

?: If they're coming from your adrenal gland, they won't hurt your heart. Unless you have a pheochromocytoma. That occurs with an incidence of about 1 in 1,000,000. ...Read more

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Does adrenaline affect heart rate?

Does adrenaline affect heart rate?

Very much: Very much. That is why under extreme circumstances, specially dangerous one your body produces it to keep you very alert with increase heart rate. ...Read more

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When anxiety causes adrenaline rushes do they damage my heart?

When anxiety causes adrenaline rushes do they damage my heart?

Anxiety: Anxiety might not damage your heart for now but that might happen if you don't get care for your problem. I recommend you start by seeing a Psychologist who will take your history, offer good advice, and if needed refer you to a cardiac speilaist. Wish you well. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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How much faster should your heart beat when you're on adrenaline rush?

No set number: No set number. Kinda depends how worked up you are. ...Read more

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Why is it that adrenaline is contraindicated in heart failure?

CHF: Adrenaline stimulates the heart and vascular vigorously and can trigger arrhtymias and muscle fatigue worsening the heart failure. We do use adrenaline sometimes during cardiac arrest in the hope it will get things going. ...Read more

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I am still experiencing constant adrenaline surges. Will they give me a heart attack.

I am still experiencing constant adrenaline surges.  Will they give me a heart attack.

Probably not: It's unlikely that you will have a heart attack becauwse of these surges, but they should be treated. See you primary care physician and ask for a referral to an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Do you know if occasional bouts of anxiety/ releases of adrenaline are good for your heart?

Do you know if occasional bouts of anxiety/ releases of adrenaline are good for your heart?

Not good: Your heart can take it - it's designed for "fight or flight". It has worked for > a million years. But is it good for you? Is being chased by a lion good for you? ...Read more

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Can you tell me are occasional sessions of anxiety/ releases of adrenaline good for your heart?

Can you tell me are occasional sessions of anxiety/ releases of adrenaline good for your heart?

Anxiety: We all have occasional episodes of anxiety. When your anxiety state is most of the time, that isn't particularly good for you and you should seek help to see if it can be helped. ...Read more

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My heart will beat real hard one time along with an adrenaline rush. It feels like it is going to jump out of my chest. What is happening?

My heart will beat real hard one time along with an adrenaline rush. It feels like it is going to jump out of my chest. What is happening?

-RushJustAin'tABand-: Sounds like your having an extra heart beat .It can make you feel like your neck is going to explode and if they occur too often may give you a headache and lumps in your throat.Sounds like you're having a pretty intense reaction to them.Maybe they're scaring you. Don't be,unless they come frequently and give you chest pains.There's an outside chance something else is a cause so see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is having dysaotonomia and heart reacting super sensitive dangerous? Like too much adrenaline all the time to heart ? Heart reacts if i move my arm!

Is having dysaotonomia and heart reacting super sensitive dangerous? Like too much adrenaline all the time to heart ? Heart reacts if i move my arm!

Do not get entangled: With health and body issues unless you are a doctor. Human physiology is well defined and it interacts with all body functions and human diseases. It takes about 5-10 years of reading and learning full time, in order to know all these interactions. So forget about dysautonomia(? It does not exist in any well defined form). Our heart is designed to respond to our body's needs which change every mom. ...Read more

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I have dysautonomia and my heart reacts super sensitive and extreme. Can this hurt my heart? Too much adrenaline to heart? Afraid of broken heart synd

I have dysautonomia and my heart reacts super sensitive and extreme. Can this hurt my heart? Too much adrenaline to heart? Afraid of broken heart synd

Not broken heart: Broken heart syndrome is rare and generally affects women. It's due to abnormally high stress levels. He can sometimes be confused with heart attacks but it's generally benign. In your case you may have what is called sick sinus syndrome. You should be seen and evaluated by a cardiologist and get an electrophysiological testing. This will determine if there's any abnormalities in the conduction of electricity in your heart. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations with adrenaline, should I be concerned?

Heart palpitations with adrenaline, should I be concerned?

Not yet: The sensation of palpitations oftentimes can mean a number of things. Usually in healthy persons it can mean your blood pressure rises and you feel your pulse. Other occasions it can represent an increase in your heart rate. This is abnormal only if heart rates or blood pressures become severely elevated. Monitor your symptoms and see a doctor. They can help identify a problem if it exists. ...Read more

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What to do if heart palpitations with adrenaline?

How do you know?: Not sure how you know this. Did you take adrenaline? Stress can elevate adrenaline levels and cause palpitations ...Read more

Dr. Tia Tortoriello
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Epinephrine (Definition)

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