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An Open Pulse
60-100 bpm.: Assuming the underlying heart rhythm is normal, a heart rate between 60 and 100 bpm would be considered normal at rest. Would go above 100 temporarily with activity, and may be under 60 at rest in someone who’s athletic. If this is your resting HR, it’s too high and deserves investigation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pulse?: A pulse is something felt by palpation. A doppler, which is a machine that "listens" to blood flow, can't get a pulse but can produce a signal that tells us flow is present. An occluded fem-pop bypass will almost certainly have no pedal pulse but the patient may continue to have a pedal signal found on doppler. Discuss further with a board-certified vascular surgeon. ...Read more
Cardiopulmonary : Cardiopulmonary bypass machine supports the patient. Tubes- cannulae are placed in the veins to drain by gravity the blood to an oxygenator receptacle, the blood is oxygenated, and pumped through another cannula system to the arterial circulation., the are multiple kinds, and sizes of these tubes! we can place them in any big artery or vein to get the flow we need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart rate: Did you ever see a kind of electronic device that was 100% reliable? There are lots of reasons why the sensors in a device to measure pulse rate could be off. ...Read more
Both: Both are pretty severe injuries. I guess it depends on what you consider bad. In general, an open fracture involves injuring the tissues around the bone that is broken, so it also depends on which bone and what severity. An acl rupture, while very bad, can be reconstructed close to the original. In the end, both are bad but hopefully, we can help and manage both situations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stabilize: Typically the first 24 hours consists of taking out the breathing tube if possible, adjusting medications to help the heart heal after surgery and overall helping to stabilize the patient. Each patient is very different though and you should talk with the surgeon as to what expect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is normal pulse rate. Is 90 to 95 a high pulse rate which needs evaluation by a cardiologist. Thanks.
Pulse rate: 90 to 95 is a bit high but not of great concern. Your primary care doctor can tell you if its likely of concern in you. Some folks have that rate range as their normal and for others it high. ...Read more
Depends: Ebstein's anomaly may require surgery, but as with most procedures, varies with the surgeon and institution. It is almost totally a function of volume of cases done. So look for teams with published experience since a quoted rate may not apply to the institution you're looking at for help. It's the "your mileage may vary" disclaimer. ...Read more
Stabilizable: Unfortunately, we don't have a surgical/medical cure for glaucoma. The current treatments are very effective and provide a tremendous stabilizing influence on glaucomatous disease. Glaucoma requires chronic and diligent life long care to assure that visual function remains as high as possible throughout life. I remain optimistic about medical/surgical research on better treatment strategies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If someone is having a heart attack. Would the pulse oximeter show an oxygen sat level below normal range?
Not necessarily: If the heart attack is huge, the heart will not pump effectively and blood will not circulate normally, causing a low oxygen saturation. More commonly, the heart attack will be smaller and the heart will continue to pump effectively enough to get blood to the lungs and then to the body, keeping the oxygen saturation normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer