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How does an intra-aortic balloon pump work?

How does an intra-aortic balloon pump work?

Intra-aortic pump: during diastole ( when the heart relaxes), the pump is inflated forcing blood to the coronary arteries, and during systole ( when the heart contract), the balloon pump deflates allowing blood to past through the aorta, the pump is used to facilitate myocardium ( heart muscle) oxygenation after severe myocardial infarction ( heart attack) ...Read more

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How does an intra aortic balloon pump function?

How does an intra aortic balloon pump function?

Counterpulsation: The iabp fills with helium during diastole, forcing blood in the aorta to circulate around the body and then deflates quickly during systole, making it easier for the left ventricle to eject blood. ...Read more

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Baclofen pump placement surgery incisions does to you back?

Baclofen pump placement surgery incisions does to you back?

Yes for a reason: Baclfen or opioid pump delivers medications into intrathecal space of spinal cord , small amount of medication is directly delivered , ideal to have a small catheter from pump to the space to have less of catheter problems , than longer catheters if it is not in the back. ...Read more

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Is balloon angioplasty painful?

Is balloon angioplasty painful?

Angioplasty painful: Usually you won't feel a thing but occasionally inflation of the balloon is uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous if the heart beat pauses like this: pump pump pause pump pump pause?

Is it dangerous if the heart beat  pauses like this: pump pump pause pump pump pause?

Premature beats: Usually not a problem depending & type & amount. Recommend further evaluation that will likely include holter monitor & echocardiogram ...Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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What is the difference between off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass?

What is the difference between off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass?

Controversial: On pump - not moving heart better grafting condition; postop graft latency may be better; more postoperative neurocognitive dysfunction; more bleeding and transfusions. Off- moving heart with maybe less postop patency of the graf( skill dependent); less blood loss and transfusions; less neuro problems; less renal problems. Mortality the same. Depend on skill, comfort of surgeon and hospital. ...Read more

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Can you describe the intrathecal baclofen pump procedure?

Can you describe the intrathecal baclofen pump procedure?

Medtronic website : Your doctor should discuss it with you. The material is also availabe at the website (for patients) and in dvd. ...Read more

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During coronary angioplasty how are catheters inserted into the femoral artery to the heart?

Depends: Depending on the arterial access , a single IV like catheter is placed called an arterial sheath. All catheters are fed thru the sheath using a j-shaped guide wire. Most sheaths are placed in the femoral artery others in the radial arteries. All arteries lead back to the heart in a retrograde fashion and the catheter is manipulated into the artery of intrest for repair with angioplaty and stent. ...Read more

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When shoud heart artery stenoses be stented or bypassed?

When shoud heart artery stenoses be stented or bypassed?

Depends: When blood flow is sufficiently reduced by a greater than 70% blockage of an artery or arteries, to the point of permanent damage or weaknening of the heart muscle, or when a plaque ruptures and a blood clot repeatedly forms with resulting blockage of blood flow, then an artery needs to be stented, or bypassed. ...Read more

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What's a coronary artery bypass graft for?

What's a coronary artery bypass graft for?

Rerouting of blood: A coronary artery bypass brings more blood to the heart muscle by connecting a new tube(vein or artery) past a blockage in an artery on the heart. ...Read more

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Is CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) an open heart surgery or closed heart surgery?

Is CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) an open heart surgery or closed heart surgery?

Not necessarily: A CABG if done without cardiopulmonary bypass (cpb) does not require the heart to be opened, however most cabgs are done with cpb requires cannula placement in the heart. However, most people consider any surgery on the heart where the chest is opened open heart surgery. ...Read more

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Can heart bypass surgery require cracking the chest open?

Can heart bypass surgery require cracking the chest open?

Sternal incision: The sternum- breast bone is cut with a special saw and wired back together at completion and heals well in general. Done for most congenital, valvular and coronary operations for great exposure and safety and avoids other incisions in chest or groin! ...Read more

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Do heart bypass surgeries require cracking the chest open?

Do heart bypass surgeries require cracking the chest open?

No: Minimally invasive cardiac surgery has been around for more than 20 years. This can be done thorascopically, or with a minimal chest incision. ...Read more

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Could sinus balloon sinuplasty surgery hurt?

Could sinus balloon sinuplasty surgery hurt?

Mildly : There is mild discomfort during and after balloon sinuplasty no more than a tooth cleaning or cavity filling at a dentist office. Usually mile soreness in nose for 24 hours but back to normal in 48 hours and a lifetime of relief. Just make sure you see someone who does many of these weekly like myself and is a balloon sinup dilation expert. For more info visit www.socalsinus.com ...Read more

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Breast has red pumps after buying used breast pump?

Breast has red pumps after buying used breast pump?

Need to get checked: You know, lots of things can happen as you first start nursing. If the pump was clean, probably not related to the rash; but really since a baby is involved and could be affected, you need to have your breasts checked for irritation, inflammation, and infection. ...Read more

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How does an intra-aortic balloon pump work?

Intra-aortic pump: during diastole ( when the heart relaxes), the pump is inflated forcing blood to the coronary arteries, and during systole ( when the heart contract), the balloon pump deflates allowing blood to past through the aorta, the pump is used to facilitate myocardium ( heart muscle) oxygenation after severe myocardial infarction ( heart attack) ...Read more

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How does an intra aortic balloon pump function?

Counterpulsation: The iabp fills with helium during diastole, forcing blood in the aorta to circulate around the body and then deflates quickly during systole, making it easier for the left ventricle to eject blood. ...Read more

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Can someone go home with intra-aortic balloon pump?

Can someone go home with intra-aortic balloon pump?

NO: An intra-aortic balloon pump requires hospitalization and is only used as a bridge to a more definitive treatment, such as heart surgery or heart transplantation. ...Read more

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What happens if we blow a balloon pump in your mouth but didn't breathe in the oxygen?

What happens if we blow a balloon pump in your mouth but didn't  breathe in the oxygen?

Balloon pump: If you do not take your mouth off of a balloon pump you may deplete the oxygen in a closed space and get lightheaded. Most people will take a few breaths blow up a little then take a few more breaths and repeat. Lack of oxygen will eventually cause people to pass out. As the carbon dioxide level raises in the blood the desire to breath increases and the person will breathe faster. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can I pump for a friend?

Can I pump for a friend?

Yes: Breast milk is indeed an amazing gift for a baby whose mother cannot provide it. But there are some issues that make this a very tricky topic! first, you must be absolutely certain you are hiv-free, obviously. Second, be aware that in this litigious society, your good deed could be turned against you should the child develop any infections or health issues, even if not your fault! just be careful! ...Read more

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How to have good amount of stored pumped milk?

How to have good amount of stored pumped milk?

Pump often.: For long term storage, using a stand free freezer is helpful. Pumping for 15-20 minutes after each breastfeeding is the best way to encourage more milk production. It can be tiring and tedious to pump so often but milk stored in a stand free freezer can be used for 6 months afterwards. Drinking an herbal tea with fenugreek also increases milk production. There is a tea called mother milk. ...Read more

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What to do if I have some beast pump questions!?

What to do if I have some beast pump questions!?

Breast Pump : Questions - you can ask one question per entry or talk with a lactation consultant. ...Read more

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What is sugg onp ros vs.Cons on intrathecal pain pumps? I have heard a lot of neg effects! from unproper pain releif 2 death! conceredw

What is sugg onp ros vs.Cons on intrathecal pain pumps? I have heard a lot of neg effects! from unproper pain releif 2 death! conceredw

Discuss with Doc: There are some minor surgical risks but most risks are long term. There is a chance for pump failure and also issues with the catheter becoming clogged or having excess tissue growing at the tip. Pumps are best for short term use in terminal cancer. These are always a last resort and are for those patients who require high dose narcotics and are having too many side effects to tolerate oral med. ...Read more

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How do vacuum pumps work?

How do vacuum pumps work?

Vacuum phenomenon: By placing a tube over the penis and drawing negative pressure, blood is pulled into the penis's cavities and an erection occurs. A constricting band is deployed over the base of the penis trapping the blood and sustaining the erection. When no longer needed, the constricting band is removed and the penis should return to the flaccid state. Just physics. Hope not to leave you up in the air! ...Read more

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How much milk should I pump?

How much milk should I pump?

What you have: The more you pump the better your breasts will feel afterwards. Also it will stimulate your body to continue to make more milk as your baby grows older and needs more to eat. Pump until your breasts feel soft and there are no hard areas. Using a double electric pump this often only takes about 15 minutes. Manual pumps will take longer. ...Read more

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Is it ok to pump milk in advance?

Is it ok to pump milk in advance?

Yes: Make sure your baby is well fed and you are a good milk producer. ...Read more

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When are pain pump used for pain?

When are pain pump used for pain?

Severe pain: Typically for severe intractable cancer pain or pain from other conditions such as low back pain that is not well controlled by other means. ...Read more

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Are there different types of insulin pumps?

Are there different types of insulin pumps?

Yes: There are many companies making different pumps. Some have tubes, other are tubeless. They come in different colors, size and shape. Talk to your doctor for a referral to a pump nurse and he/she can lay out all the pumps for you and discuss each pump's pros and cons. ...Read more

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What is the youngest a diabetic can have a pump?

What is the youngest a diabetic can have a pump?

Any age: Because certain Insulin pumps can deliver the tiniest doses of insulin, i prefer them to injections in some of our infants and newborns with diabetes. ...Read more

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What cauases water balloons/cysts  in oavaries? Is there any good medication for this?

What cauases water balloons/cysts  in oavaries? Is there any good medication for this?

Follicular growth: Follicular growth is the most common cause of ovarian cysts. The oral contraceptive pill can suppress many small ovarian cysts with continual use. ...Read more

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Im experiencing wen im moving my halliux it feels like ur rubbing 2 balloons togeder no pain but disturbing?

I don't understand.: I don't know what "halliux" means. Can you check a medical language dictionary for translation into English for another word? I keep hoping we can do a dictionary on healthtap of common medical terms in translation. A lot of our doctors on Healthtap could contribute, I'm sure. But try again with a different word or explanation, please. ...Read more

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What's an insulin pump?

What's an insulin pump?

Pump: A device that deliveres a preprogramed amount of Insulin at a preprogramed time of day. ...Read more

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What is an insulin pump?

Delivers Insulin: An Insulin pump is a device that holds Insulin in a resevoir and delivers it to the body via a small needle placed, often in the fatty tissue of the abdomen. Insulin is pumped at a rate set by the doctor/patient to provide a continuous flow of insulin. Often the patient will press a button to deliver a slightly larger dose of Insulin at mealtimes. The devices are getting smaller all the time. ...Read more

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