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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Life Support (Definition)

Life Support is a broad type of healthcare intervention, encompassing measures used to ...Read more


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What is basic cardiac life support vs advanced?

What is basic cardiac life support vs advanced?

See below: Basic life support basically refers to CPR and basic airway management. Advanced life support includes cpr, defibrillation, intubation as well as IV medications. ...Read more

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Dx CHF 2012 in ICU, problems since.History septal infarct,flutter. Tired, weak, arrhythmic, SOB, pain.No drugs/alcohol. Health not great. Help please.

Dx CHF 2012 in ICU, problems since.History septal infarct,flutter. Tired, weak, arrhythmic, SOB, pain.No drugs/alcohol. Health not great. Help please.

U need Cardiologist: The problems you indicate are important. Coronary artery blockage, atrial flutter, heart failure, medication side effects are all possible causes of your symptoms. Hopefully u have a heart doctor. U need to sit with him/her and go over everything. Best Wishes. ...Read more

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Does pulmonary rehabilitation prolong life in people with copd?

Does pulmonary rehabilitation prolong life in people with copd?

It may: The data on longevity are weaker than the data supporting increased quality of life, fewer hospitalizations, and overall happiness. ...Read more

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Nan 93yrs, 25% of kidney functioning, heart failing, fluid inside and out of lungs, Pneumonia. Max life expectancy without life support please?

Nan 93yrs, 25% of kidney functioning, heart failing, fluid inside and out of lungs, Pneumonia. Max life expectancy without life support please?

Here are some ...: Hi! EmmaD, Sorry to see your facing how to manage the ending days of your nan; but, in a sense, being precious yet privileged to experience it. How long she would live still relies on the degree of supportive care with nutritional supply and drug use. If just keeping her as comfortable as possible, her life may come to end in 3-7 days although the last fighting days of life widely varies among all ...Read more

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Tests that conform congestive heart failure?

Tests that conform congestive heart failure?

BNP: Congestive heart failure is a clinical diagnosis. Laboratory tests help and a common test is for blood levels of brain natriuretic peptide or it N-terminal peptide, NT-proBNP. ...Read more

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Best non invasive test to check coronary arteries? Ct angio, stress echo and cardiac MRI MRA? Any better non invasive testing to check coronary art?

Best non invasive test to check coronary arteries? Ct angio, stress echo and cardiac MRI MRA? Any better non invasive testing to check coronary art?

Tests: Each of the tests listed has specific strengths and weaknesses. The choice of study depends on the specific information desired by the ordering physician and the capabilities of the performing laboratory. CT angio in many cases will produce the best images of the arteries of the three, MRA has its specific indications and stress echo doesn't show the vessels but shows the effects of serious ischem ...Read more

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Can woman who donates a kidney live normal life? What care must she take?risk in pregnancy? Is there lowered life expectancy? risk of kidney failure?

Can woman who donates a kidney live normal life? What care must she take?risk in pregnancy? Is there lowered life expectancy? risk of kidney failure?

Depends: Most of us need one well-functioning kidney to live normally. However, one needs to think seriously before deciding to become a living donor. After all, it is a major surgery (mortality rate 2-3 in 10,000) and it requires general anesthesia. Recent studies have shown that former donors do have slightly higher chance of pregnancy-related complications (e.g. pre-eclampsia). ...Read more

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Help please.Suspect MCAD (Mast Cell Disease) - tryptase and mutliple GI confirmations-possible organ damage. Any DFW hospitals that will admit / help?

Help please.Suspect MCAD (Mast Cell Disease) - tryptase and mutliple GI confirmations-possible organ damage. Any DFW hospitals that will admit / help?

See allergist: Your problem can usually be handled by your allergist and there is nothing more that can be done at a hospital unless you have organ failure. You likely need a bone marrow biopsy by a hematologist as well. I also note that you are not taking any antihistamine at all. ...Read more

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Advanced prostrate cancer spread to brain, spine and liver/what is life expectancy time?

Advanced prostrate cancer spread to brain, spine and liver/what is life expectancy time?

Not long...: ...I'm afraid, particularly if it's spread to the brain. It may vary depending on whether he gets treatment and how well it works but in general his prognosis is very poor. I would focus on helping him feel as good as possible for whatever time he is given rather than guessing how long he actually has. ...Read more

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Is there any good reason to administer Synthroid (thyroxine) to an 88-year-old patient in hospice for end stage aortic stenosis/valve failure, with alzheimer's?

Is there any  good reason to administer Synthroid (thyroxine) to an 88-year-old patient in hospice for end stage aortic stenosis/valve failure, with alzheimer's?

Depends: There area many factors to consider when stopping a medication even in hospice. Ask the hospice nurse or doctor about the specifics of the decision. ...Read more

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Ct angio score of zero, stress echo normal and event monitor only ectopic beats...does this rule out CAD? Dad heart attack at 50 still alive. Help?

Ct angio score of zero, stress echo normal and event monitor only ectopic beats...does this rule out CAD? Dad heart attack at 50 still alive. Help?

Yes: Your coronary arteries are clean on testing. While reassuring, this is not a guarantee. Heart attacks can also be electrical, meaning an arrhythmia. Stay active, avoid metabolic swings and learn CPR. Be well. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy with a cardiac transplant patient in renal failure?

What is the life expectancy with a cardiac transplant patient in renal failure?

Cardiac transplant: Transplant survival rates have been improving over the past several years as better options exist in preventing rejection (better than 60% live 10 or more years). Diffuse post-transplant coronary arteriopathy tends to or relate more with late post-transplant events. Coexistant renal failure would also be a negative predictor on survival irrespective of transplant status (mortality 50% at 2 yrs). ...Read more

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Can you tell me for end stage copd, recent minor heart attack life expectancy?

Can you tell me for end stage copd, recent minor heart attack life expectancy?

"end stage": You are using the term, "End-stage". That means what it says. No one is going to give you an exact time. The doctor closest to the person who is ill would be in the best position to tell you if you can expect hours, days, weeks or months. Even the attending doctor is often wrong because each case is different and no one has divine insight. ...Read more

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Could cardiac arrest survivors live a long life?

Could cardiac arrest survivors live a long life?

It is possible. : Outcome after cardiac arrest is influenced by underlying health and age of the patient, cause of arrest, length of time before first response, length of resuscitation, events during resuscitation, and condition afterward. But it is sometimes (not always)possible to have a normal life. The medical team can help in the discussion about prognosis. ...Read more

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Have advances in management affected CHF survival?

Have advances in management affected CHF survival?

Yes: Survival as a measure by itself and event-free, meaningful survival as a whole have improved through research and evidence-based practice of cardiology. Over the past 10 years or so, our better understanding of the disease, better medication regimen, and device therapy have made patient's survival longer and their quality of life better. ...Read more

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Father in law, 55, heavy smoker/drinker. Stage IV liver, lung and esophagus. Refusing treatment. Lost 50# in 6 months. Prognosis? Time frame?

Father in law, 55, heavy smoker/drinker. Stage IV liver, lung and esophagus. Refusing treatment. Lost 50# in 6 months. Prognosis? Time frame?

Poor prognosis: Tough to give any exact dates, especially without knowing all the information and especially without examining him. Prognosis is certainly poor for your uncle and it appears with the information you provided, the end may be near. Hospice should be involved with his care asap if not. best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more