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Alternative Treatments For Left Atrial Enlargement
There are many: medications that would be beneficial in your case but every patient is a little different. In general, medicines in the class of drugs called beta blockers would be most beneficial but calcium blockers can also be effective. I am certain your health care provider will select the best management for you. ...Read more
Beside taking arrhythmia medicines, what are other option for atrial fibrillation? Does a pace maker or defibrillator cure a fib?
Ablation: Catheter ablation (pulmonary vein isolation) can be curative. Although not curative, an av node ablation in combination with a pacemaker or defibrillator can usually eliminate the symptoms of atrial fibrillation. If you have obstructive sleep apnea using CPAP can greatly improve atrial fibrillation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definitive Control: We don't generally do this with surgery, but rather with a "catheter" based procedure (wire we thread into the heart that cauterizes the av node). This procedure provides complete control of the heart rate in the lower chamber and excellent symptom control, but makes people dependent on the pacemaker that *must* be implanted with this procedure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
BPH treatment: There is a non-surgical way for a person to have BPH treated. It is not covered under medicare at present, to my knowledge. It involves a interventional radiologist embolizing prostatic arteries cutting off blood flow to it. This stops the symptoms of bph. It is best to go to a urologist to discuss this with that doctor. ...Read more
Failed tykocin therapy for afib ablation not an option due ivc filter amiodarone only other drug option offered side effect? Any other options
My father 70yr , diagnosed ventricular bigeminy.Is it dangerous?Can amiodarone help controlling it?Treatment options for ventricular tachycardia?
Depends: The underlying cause for the rythm needs to be worked up and treated. If all correctable conditions are fixed., then eps may be indicated and ablation if reasonable. A defibrillator if poor heart function. Otherwise amio is reasonable but has its issues. It can affect the lungs, liver and thyroid to mention a few. Close monitoring is reccomended. ...Read more
In the right patient: An invasive procedure called an atrial fibrillation ablation using either radio frequency or a freezing technology called cryoablation actually has a relatively high rate of cure in carefully selected patients. I would recommend that you speak with a cardiologist who then can recommend the best electrophysiologist (a type of cardiologist) in your area for this procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It Varies.: The most important treatment is stroke prevention, which is usually done by medications (aspirin or warfarin). Sometimes rate control medications are used, like metoprolol. If the af is severe enough, stronger anti-arrhythmic medications are used, like propafenone. If these do not work, catheter ablation may be recommended. Pacemaker and av-node ablation may be used as a last resort. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For young (<60), asymptomatic, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation patients on NOACs with LVH, should the patient seek out catheter ablation for treatment?
Depends: on left atrial size and function, frequency. Ablation is a big deal and frequently unsuccessful. I would try to suppress with a beta blocker like Bystolic, get magnesium level to 2.1-2.4, potassium to 4.1-4.5, stay off stimulants/alcohol, use hawthorne berry, avoid many other supplements, get general labs checked. Why the LVH? HRS, MD, FACC. www.thepmc.org ...Read more
What surgical or alternative (not drugs) treatments are available for chronic paroxysmal hemicrania?
How effective is the Acessa, radio ablation treatment for uterine fibroids? And are there any side effects or risks?
Limited use: This is a newer technology and not widely available. Doctors who use it really like the results but there are not many trained and ready to do this procedure. ...Read more
See below: All patients with atrial fibrillation should be placed on anticoagulants to decrease the risk of blood clots from the atrium. Drugs like warfarin or the newer drugs such as 10a inhibitors are used. Drugs such as beta blockers or calcium channel blockers are used to control the heart rate. Other drugs such as amiodarone or sotalol are used to try to convert atrial fibrillation back to sinus rhythm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the gold nano particles (chemo alternative) for lymphomas available for treatment, read article sometime back for this chemo alternative.
Clinical trials: Nanoparticles are not available for standard treatment, however they are currently being evaluated in human clinical trials. Each clinical trial has its own inclusion and exclusion rules. It may be possible to get enrolled on such a study at the current time. To emphasize, we do not know at the current time if these will work worse, the same, or better than conventional treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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