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Anterior Chamber Deep And Quiet
I have shallow anterior chamber and suspected to have Sjögren's syndrome but no dry eyes. Can these be related.
Aqueous humor: This is a clear fluid, derived from blood serum, which contains some nutrients, oxygen and which bathes and provides for the health of the interior components of the front of the eye. It also maintains the normal pressure so that proper focusing is possible. It is produced continuously and an equal amount drains continuously. ...Read more
I constantly need to take a deep breath to get air in. I had a single chamber leadless pacemaker placed 3 weeks ago, other than that I'm healthy?
Call your doc: If you feel short of breath, call your doctor right away or go to the ER if it is persistent and constant. Respiratory and blood abnormalities can cause this feeling, as can meds. If you have trouble breathing, don't drive yourself but get seen if you don't hear from the doc quickly. ...Read more
Low: Recurrence risk of any chd (not the specific defect) is about 4 % unless one or both parents have any form of chd which adds to the risk factors. If you've had a previous child with any form of chd the risk doubles. Discussion of this and any other issue with a genetic counselor is worth doing. There can be other factors from either side of the family that may come into play with any pregnancy. ...Read more
Variable: The risk of any future birth with any form of heart defect is quoted as 4%, or 8% if one parent and 1 child have any heart defect. Transmission of identical defects is unlikely unless they are part of an inherited dominant syndrome (rare).A visit with a geneticist might clarify the inputs to risk from either side of the family & prior births. ...Read more
It depends: There is only 1 absolute contraindication for hyperbaric oxygen treatments, and that is an untreated collapsed lung. Theoretically if it is life and death one could potentially treat anyone, ie carbon monoxide poisoning. But there are a # of relative contraindications, ie seizures, hx of gas bubble used in eye surgery, active cancer, use of certain chemotherapy rx, poor cardiac function, etc. ...Read more
There are: Several benefits of HBOT as already answered by my colleagues. ...Read more
Hyperbaric oxygen: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is delivered in a chamber. It can be single person chamber or a multiplace chamber. 100% oxygen is delivered within the chamber under pressures equal to 2 to 2.5 atmospheres of pressure depending on the medical problem that you physician is treating. This is equal to 33 feet of seawater in pressure. The treatments last two to 2.5 hours; they are done daily. ...Read more
Hbot: caretaker in chamber w/ pt breathes room air at 2.4 ata + pt exhaled pco2. No o2 mask provided for caretaker. What are risks to latter?
Why is caverject (alprostadil) 40mcg not presented as a dual chamber injection? Why is it necessary for the 20mcg caverject (alprostadil) to be kept in the fridge and not the 40
May be the same...: They may have the same storage recommendations, according to various websites. Ask the pharmacist to double check. A website for the 40mcg dose says: 24 months storage under refrigerated conditions (2-8°c). After dispensing, 3 months at room temperature (do not store above 25°c), included in 24 months shelf life. After reconstitution, the product may be stored for 6 hours below 25°c. ...Read more
The following:: Must not - people with a collapsed lung or are using medications that impair wound healing (cisplatin, sulfamylon), affect the lungs (bleomycin) or other (doxorubicin, disulfiram). Might not - those with asthma, claustrophobia, copd, pregnancy, an epidural pain pump, a pacemaker, seizure disorder, upper respiratory infection, high fever, eustachian tube dysfunction, or congenital spherocytosis. ...Read more
What's the difference between incomplete double (3 chamber heart) vs. A complete double (4 chamber heart)?
Heart: Normally your heart has 4 chambers or compartments-two atria and two ventricles. If you have a 3 chamber heart that usually means that there is an opening between the two chambers, either the atria or ventricle, making the heart only 3 chambers and there is also a mixing of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood. Depending on the size, location and severity surgery may be needed. ...Read more
Poked with needle on train. Found needle. Looks like hollow needle but could not find any barrel n chamber. Do this pose HIV risk?
HIV: Or hepatitis, plus bacterial infection. Although low probability, you should be tested. Good luck. ...Read more
Basilar migr. I pass out frm them. Am now using low pressure hyperbaric chamber. Keeps the vle ones under co ntro. Anyore research on this?
"Left ventricular chamber size (by vol index) is mildly enlarged. No evidence of LV hypertrophy. " if it is not hypertrophy why is it mildly enlarged?
Hyperbaric oxygen: There are several medical indications for hyperbaric oxygen. You should pray that you have none of these conditions. They include scuba diving injuries, diabetic foot infections (severe), radionecrosis of the jaw, just to name a few. The indications are very specific. There are many 'off-label' uses but none of these have been established. ...Read more
Congenital: To answer this with accuracy we need to know the details of your wife's anatomy and situation. Her doctor/cardiologist is the best source for you for this explanation and discussion. ...Read more
It does not: Help in the treatment of PCL injuries. ...Read more
My pumping chamber is at 45% and has only dropped 10% in the last 2 years. Can the left ventricle be replaced?
Is it normal for unborn babies to have an opening in the upper chamber of the heart? Is it something I should worry about?
Upper Chamber open.: There are 2 natural openings in unborn babies. A patent ductus arteriosus (between Pulm Artery and Aorta) and a Patent Foramen Ovale (between the Left and Right atria). The PFO is the one you refer. It is natural and closes in the majority of babies shortly after birth. Other PFOs stay open and may need to be closed later, although still uncommon. ...Read more
What is thachy_brady syndrome? Is it the cause of pacemaker implantation by the kind of pacemaker used? Single or dual chamber. Thank you
Fast and slow!: Tachy-brady means sometimes the heart goes too fast and other times too slow. We need a pacemaker to prevent the slow beats so we can more safely give medication to control the fast beats. The type of pacemaker depends on what type of rhythms are involved. Usually it's dual chamber unless someone is in atrial fibrillation all the time. ...Read more
I have read about the right ventricle being the neglected chamber. But now a days, do most (or all) cardiologist take the rv seriously? Or still neg?
Right ventricle: Cardiologists are very cognizant of the importance of the right ventricle. ...Read more
My method: The pocket chamber spacer has a lot going for it - small size, smaller price. Like all modern inhaler devices it has a one-way valve so your exhaled breath does not return to the holding chamber. (1) activate inhaler (2) begin inhaling within 1 second (3) inhale slowly to a count of 5 (1, one thousand, 2...) (4) hold breath to count of 10 (5) exhale (6) wait 30 seconds (7) repeat with 2nd dose. ...Read more
Is there any side side effects of implanting 2 chambers pacemaker? What is the advantage of a single and dual chamber? Thank you
Dual: Chamber preferred if sinus rhythm present...No difference in potential complications. ...Read more
Parkinson's: The research that has looked at this issue is not conclusive. This indication is not one of the those approved for payment from medicare so the cost burden returns to the patient. ...Read more
Yes: Hbot is safe in patients with AAA - the AAA should be monitored by a vascular surgeon to determine if it needs to be repaired. ...Read more