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Advance Elective Cardioversion
Absolutely: If you have heart disease, it is essential that your anesthesiologist knows the details. Consultation allows us to get records and create a plan in advance. This could be difference between life and death, depending on nature of disease. Also may be necessary to go to another hospital with specialists if your disease is severe and the necessary resources are not available. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
EF: Ef or ejection fraction is the amount of blood ejected with each beat of the heart. An ejection fraction of 55 - 60 per cent is normal. A low ef, below 30 or 35 per cent has a higher risk for any surgery including cardiac surgery. The risks are of more complications with surgery such as heart failure, forming of a blood clot, or a stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After cardiac resuscitation during surgery, is it viable/possible to resume anesthetics? (Propofol/Remifentanil)
Obgyn transcription: "elective appendectomy was performed. patient given preop intravenous ____ (monasid)?" What does this mean?
Maybe antibiotic: We frequently give antibiotics prior to certain procedures. That is probably what the surgeon was describing. ...Read more
Brugada & anesthesia: The risk of a drug causing or worsening a cardiac rhythm disturbance is a concern with some anesthetic drugs. For patients w/ Brugada syndrome, this is a much more significant issue. In a study of 57 patients w Brugada, a single dose of propafol did not cause problems, but extreme caution is advised for general anesthesia of Brugada patients especially w prolonged propafol infusion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Critical aortic stenosis, TAVR denied by ins. Open heart not an option due to radiation damage, 3b nsclc. Tentative prognosis?
Sounds very serious.: Your cardiologist should appeal to your insurance company. Your case is very unusual because of previous chest wall radiation. Prognosis without procedure depends on aortic valve area, pressure gradient, native myocardium, and a lot of other factors. You need to ask your cardiologist. ...Read more
Depends : Test would be done to determine if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery. Some deciding factors may include medical history, age, type of heart disease and lifestyle. Generally, someone who has had heart surgery prior would not be a candidate. Some surgeries include ASD and PFO repairs, removal of tumors, valve, bypass and a-fib surgeries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Will clopidogrel (7mg/day) compliment warfarin therapy for patients with CHF with a-fib? Is it really required? +dabigatran?
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Yes: Is not possible to have bypass surgery without first having cardiac catheterization. The surgeon requires a detailed picture of the coronary anatomy to know if the patient is suitable for bypass surgery and to know where to put the bypass grafts during the operation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer