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Adrenaline Medication Heart
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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