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Can cardiac stimulants like atropine be given in ventricular bigeminy?

Can cardiac stimulants like atropine be given in ventricular bigeminy?

No: In the absence of any other evidence of heart disease, particularly coronary or ischemic heart disease, ventricular bigeminy is a benign rhythm that usually causes neither symptoms nor problems, and often comes and goes. There is generally no reason to treat it. If your doctor has concern, a holter monitor can be applied for 24 hours to see if there are any truly worrisome arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Why is dobutamine given intravenously?

Why is dobutamine given intravenously?

No other form: Presently, there is no other form of Dobutamine on the market. Generally, when Dobutamine is used, one is seeking immediate action of the drug, if the drug was administered through just about any other route, it would take longer to act and the delay in action is not desirable. This of course excludes CHF patients on chronic Dobutamine pump, my first sentence is directed at them. ...Read more

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Without treatment, is atrial fibrillation deadly?

Without treatment, is atrial fibrillation deadly?

Depends : it depends on how many other diseases you have. For the people with the highest risk, it can cause strokes, which can be deadly. Anyone with this condition needs to see a Cardiologist. ...Read more

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How does quinidine, procainamide, and disopyramide treat atrial fibrillation?

How does quinidine, procainamide, and disopyramide treat atrial fibrillation?

Variable: These medications are older antiarrythmics that have been around for decades and may suppress af. They must be used very cautiously and only by very experienced cardiologists, due to their potential to actually cause potentailly life threatening ventricular arrythmias in certain patients - called a pro-arrthymic effect..Newer medications have been shown to be both safer and more effective. ...Read more

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Is intraventricular conduction delay ECG serious?

Is intraventricular conduction delay ECG serious?

Sometimes: Intraventricular conduction delay (ivcd) refers to a condition in which electrical conduction through the heart muscle is delayed or slowed. It can be seen in a variety of disorders such as myocarditis, cardiomyopathy, ventricular fibrosis, heart failure, a high potassium level, and following a heart attack. Mild ivcd can be seen in normal healthy people as well. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can an atrial fibrillation be lethal?

Only if…: Only if the atrial rate is conducted in a very rapid fashion to the lower chamber. Your heart has built-in protection to keep this from happening. However, patients with a condition known as wolff parkinson white sometimes lack this protection and under the right circumstances can die as a result of atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Is supraventricular tachycardia (svt) in fetus deadly?

Is supraventricular tachycardia (svt) in fetus deadly?

It depends: Whether supraventricular tachycardia (svt) causes problems in a fetus depends on how often and for how long the fetus remains in svt, and on the rate of the svt (how fast). Typically, if a fetus is having problems with svt, a fetal cardiac ultrasound will detect that the heart function is declining and there may be evidence for abnormal fluid collections (so called non-immune hydrops). ...Read more

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Is prolia ever administered by IV infusion?

Is prolia ever administered by IV infusion?

No. : Prolia is a subcutaneous injection. There are other osteoporosis treatments, such as reclast, (zoledronic acid) which is given by IV infusion. They treat the same thing but are very different drugs. ...Read more

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Which treatments control atrial fibrillation?

Which treatments control atrial fibrillation?

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 more

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During an IV infusion of zenapax (daclizumab), will I feel sick?

During an IV infusion of zenapax (daclizumab), will I feel sick?

Not available: Zenapax brand of daclizumab; a humanized monoclonal anti-cd25 antibody; is no longer produced. As far as i know it was never generic or produced by other than the novartis company. ...Read more

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How effective is heart catheter surgery for atrial septal defect?

How effective is heart catheter surgery for atrial septal defect?

Good: If the defect is not overly large, and is located in the center part of the atrial septum (typically an osmium secundum atral septal defect), and there are no associated cardiovascular problems, the short-term and long-term outcomes are very good and catheter based closure is safe in experiences centers. ...Read more

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Is intravenous verapamil still used to convert to a normal sinus rhythm?

Verapamil: Sometimes but we have newer meds that generally are tried first..... ...Read more

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Should an n95 mask block nebulized medication particles? [specifically tobramycin neb via lc star- yes, pulmonology question]

Should an n95 mask block nebulized medication particles? [specifically tobramycin neb via lc star- yes, pulmonology question]

N95 mask: I don't know the answer. But an important advise, make sure the n95 mask is fit for you size. There a method to get measured, otherwise you may not be protected. ...Read more

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What is "intraoperative mapping atrial tachycardia"?

What is "intraoperative mapping atrial tachycardia"?

EP procedure: This is generally done in a cath lab using wires similar or pacemaker electrodes. They are inserted through blood vessels in the leg, and place into the heart. There they "read" electrical activity to determine where the abnormal conduction is taking place. Then the offending circuit can be severed using radio-frequency ablation. ...Read more

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Can Intravenous Zofran for nausea/vomiting cause Cardiac arrest or ventricular arrhythmia? Is it safe for heart patients with ven. arrhythmia?

Can Intravenous Zofran for nausea/vomiting cause Cardiac arrest or ventricular arrhythmia? Is it safe for heart patients with ven. arrhythmia?

Zofran + arrhythmia: There are reports of arrhythmias associated with (which does not mean caused by) intravenous Zofran. Some reports have suggested the risk is higher for patients with abnormal hearts, and that is generally true for most other possibly proarrhythmic drugs. ...Read more

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Why's intravenous therapy given to mi patients?

Why's intravenous therapy given to mi patients?

To break up clots: Intravenous therapy in acute mi often is a drug to break up clots. Also IV access is needed if needed to help resuscitate a patient with acute mi, by giving fluid for low blood pressure and rhythm drugs for arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Can intravenous infusion zoledronic acid replace oral bisphosphonates ?

Yes: Depending on the indication, zoledronic acid can be given as a single intravenous infusion once a year to replace your intake of oral bisphosphonates for osteoporosis. ...Read more

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How is systemic lidocaine infusion administered?

With : Intravenous line, also called angiocath or heplock. Pretty much the standard. ...Read more

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Can beta blocker prevent vF or sudden cardiac arrest?

Can beta blocker prevent vF or sudden cardiac arrest?

Yes: Beta blockers are commonly used to decrease the frequency and severity of ventricular arrhythmias. Depending on your situation (state of your heart, e.t.c.), more testing, different medication, or even a defibrillator may be needed. ...Read more

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How are atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter different?

How are atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter different?

Irregular/ regular: Heart rythm problem is more unpredictable in a fib. In flutter the are more predictable and regular rate. The treatment approach differs and risk of intracardiac blood clot also in that context. ...Read more

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