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Why is a heart rehabilitation program important?

Why is a heart rehabilitation program important?

Prevention: It is of paramount significance in that it helps rebuild heart muscle stamina and eventually prevent recurrent heart attacks and increase its endurance. ...Read more

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What should the ultimate goal of a cardiac rehab program be?

What should the ultimate goal of a cardiac rehab program be?

Education & exercise: Cardiac rehab is a structured program run by medical professionals that includes supervised exercises tailored to your medical and physical condition, education on how to control your risk factors for heart disease. Multiple scientific studies have shown it improve patient outcomes like quality of life, survival, reduced re-hospitalization, better control of cardiac risk factors. ...Read more

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Best fibromyalgia exercising plan?

Best fibromyalgia exercising plan?

You decide: There is not a single best one. It is whatever you can do and you enjoy doing. But try to get at least 30 min of aerobic activity in each day. Does not matter if it is fast walking, running, cycling, or swimming. ...Read more

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Whatis the best addiction treatment program?

Whatis the best addiction treatment program?

The one that works: The 12-step programs have been very successful. However, there are other methodologies that work. Like most mental health treatments, you must fit the patient to the treatment modality. ...Read more

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Best exercise for pulmonary fibrosis weight lifting or cardio?

Best exercise for pulmonary fibrosis weight lifting or cardio?

Cardio: You have to be careful when exercising as you want your oxygenation to remain above 88%. I tend to tell my patients that cardio is a better exercise for them as weight lifting can be associated with big swings in your blood pressure and valsalva that could precipitate an episode of syncope"passing out". As usual, everything with moderation is better and talk to your doctor before doing exercise. ...Read more

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Is dr. Larry wilson's protocol a successful program?

Is dr. Larry wilson's protocol a successful program?

Uncertain: I disagree with some aspects of recommended treatments such as coffee enemas for detoxification purposes. I find no convincing studies proving benefit. In general, a working liver and healthy kidneys take care of detoxification quite admirably. Talking with people who have undergone treatment and discussing with various physicians and perhaps getting a second opinion would be worthwhile. ...Read more

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Completed cardiac rehab and cleared for intense workouts. What is a good length for stationary rowing? Referring back to cardiac rehsb not helpful.

Completed cardiac rehab and cleared for intense workouts.  What is a good length for stationary rowing?  Referring back to cardiac rehsb not helpful.

Work your way up...: Try 5 minutes working out at a moderate intensity and work your way up. A safe way to increase your workouts is 10% a week. Safety first. Listen to your body. ...Read more

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What is the best cardio exercise for beginners?

What is the best cardio exercise for beginners?

Walking: If you are just beginning to exercise, start with regular walking, and gradually increase your speed and distance. ...Read more

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What diet and exercise program is best for me?

What diet and exercise program is best for me?

An MD: Visit might put one's mind at ease. Coexisting medical conditions often require an adjustment of any conditioning program to lower the potential risks. That said, the best program will be the one that will (1) allow for consistent engagement (usually based on one's interest) and that (2) supports the desired goals..Strength, aerobics, endurance, and/or any combination. ...Read more

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Recomedition for a cardiac arrest diet?

Recomedition for a cardiac arrest diet?

Depends on: Why you had the cardiac arrest. If due to coronary artery disease, you should avoid simple carbs and get plenty of aerobic exercise. Look at lowglycemicindex.Com. Also avoid caffeine and stimulants. If another cause, like hocm, valve disease, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia or some other cause, look to treat the underlying cause first. ...Read more

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How does someone start a cardiac rehabilitation program?

How does someone start a cardiac rehabilitation program?

See below.: Cardiac rehab is usually recommended for patients who have had heart attacks, angioplasty & stents or bypass surgery. Usually a referral is made by the cardiologist, cardiac surgeon or primary care doctor. Treatment consist of 3 hours/week for 12 weeks. Supervised exercise and education are combined. The american college of cardiology considers cardiac rehab the most underutilized proven therapy. ...Read more

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Cardiac fitness for asthma patients? How do I improve cardiac fitness with asthma?

Aerobic but slower: Aerobic exercise works as well in asthma as non-asthma but you should use albuterol before workouts and the intensity likely will need to be advanced slower especially early. ...Read more

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Please describe a good at-home exercise program?

P90, P90X or X2: Carefully researched, targets major muscle groups, provides aerobic and endurance training as well as yoga, stretching and core work. Have fun! ...Read more

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Please recommend the best muscle workout for sprinting?

Please recommend the best muscle workout for sprinting?

Cross training: For sprinting, you do not want to increase the size of your muscles, which will only slow you down. Do not use the muscle building machines in the gym at a heavy weight. Try cross training instead. Jogging, sprinting, jumping, etc. You want to encourage fast muscle contractions. You also need simple and complex carbohydrates in your diet to keep your muscles fueled during runs. ...Read more

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What exercises are recommended after a patient completes a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What exercises are recommended after a patient completes a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Anaerobic & aerobic: The exact exercises will depend on a number of factors. These include the exercise options at the facility, types of instructors, equipment, etc. However, the program itself should include both anerobic or resistance training like weights for strength as well as some activities aimed at increasing aerobic capacity as well. ...Read more

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Do relaxation techniques help a patient in a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Do relaxation techniques help a patient in a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Relaxation: Relaxation techniques are excellent for dealing with responses to psychological stressors so as to blunt the physiologic chemical response to such a stimulus thus decreasing the "flight or fight" increase in heart rate and blood pressure inherent to such. ...Read more

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Is physiotherapy the best for stroke patients? How yoga would help?

Is physiotherapy the best for stroke patients? How yoga would help?

Both might help: Standard approaches, generically, include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Once improvement begins, exercise is next, but key to emphasize that yoga might be beneficial once muscular control has improved. Biggest issue remains prevention of the next event. All my best. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise for optimum weight loss? Cardio?

What is the best exercise for optimum weight loss? Cardio?

Mix it Up!!: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. Consider running, > ...Read more

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How is the ultimate candida diet program by lisa richards?

How is the ultimate candida diet program by lisa richards?

It's your choice: It's a crash diet and arbitrary "this is good, this is bad" from somebody with no evidence and no qualifications. It's your life and your health. Many people find this sort of thing comforting. If you have actual health issues, get with an evidence-based physician, preferably one who shares your interest in "natural medicine" and pop claims. ...Read more

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What are the tests for carditis?

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What are the tests for carditis?

Myocarditis: Tests-ekg, blood work, cardiac markers, echo.

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What are the symptoms of carditis?

What are the symptoms of carditis?

Inflammation. : In medicine the suffix -itis denotes an inflammatory process. Applied to the heart, carditis implies an inflammation of the heart muscle. This can be viral or bacterial in origin or unknown. Symptoms are related to heart failure, including arrhythmias. Treatment are supportive and should be directed toward the cause of the inflammation. ...Read more

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How is Lyme carditis Diagnosed?

Constellation: lyme carditis is diagnosed by a constellation of clinical findings, including physical exam, EKG, and blood work. Patients often will have complete heart block, positive blood tests for lyme, or history of recent possible exposure. heart block is a key component of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for carditis?

What is the treatment for carditis?

Carditis: Myocarditis is due to inflammation of the heart muscle-infective or noninfective. Again it mostly symptomatic treatment like pain control, Aspirin and antiinflammatories. If patient develops arrhythmias and congestive heart failure, it should be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Could agent orange have triggered para carditis?

Could agent orange have triggered para carditis?

Here is the current: VA list. Department of Veteran's Affairs presumptive diseases for Agent Orange include: AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Chloracne, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Hodgkin's Disease,Ischemic Heart Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda,Prostate Cancer, some Soft Tissue Sarcomas & Respiratory Cancers. ...Read more

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Is carditis infection or inflammation of the heart?

Can be both: Carditis can be due to infections with bacteria, viruses, fungi and non-infectious causes such as auto-immune disease, e.g. Rheumatic fever, lupus, post mi/cardiotomy syndrome, and radiation injury etc. ...Read more

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I've had 2 strokes from endo carditis the last 1.5 years ago been having extreme headaches since second could this be central postroke pain syndrome?

I've had 2 strokes from endo carditis the last 1.5 years ago been having extreme headaches since second  could this be central postroke pain syndrome?

Possibly: It really depends where the embolic strokes occurred within the brain. I need further information to provide a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is rheumatic carditis and endocarditis the same?

Please help docs! is rheumatic carditis and endocarditis the same?

Carditis: Rheumatic carditis is a specific kind of heart inflammation caused by rheumatic fever. Endocarditis is a general term for inflammation of the lining of the heart. Rheumatic fever can be related to endocarditis but is a more limited term. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called inflammation of the heart (carditis).?

Explain the condition called inflammation of the heart (carditis).?

Myo and pericarditis: Inflammation can be of the heart muscle (myocarditis) or of the lining of the heart (pericarditis). Myocarditis is often viral and sometimes can lead to heart failure; symptoms can be chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations and generalized malaise. Pericarditis has many causes and may lead to fluid accumulation around the heart. Main symptom is chest pain, especially when lying down. ...Read more

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I have Lyme and believe i might have Lyme carditis, how is this diagnosed and treated? (anything besides antibiotics? Have already finished 4 weeks)

I have Lyme and believe i might have Lyme carditis, how is this diagnosed and treated? (anything besides antibiotics? Have already finished 4 weeks)

Cardiology evaluatio I would be very cautious with your diagnosis: I would be very cautious with your diagnosis. A cardiology evaluation will help clarify the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have rhuematic fever w/severe carditis. Is it possible to lose consciousness while sleeping? Our house alarm went off for 3 hrs. Without me knowing.

I have rhuematic fever w/severe carditis. Is it possible to lose consciousness while sleeping? Our house alarm went off for 3 hrs. Without me knowing.

Rheumatic fever: Rheumatic fever can affect the heart or stops before causing heart problems. In your case it has affected the heart, hence the name carditis. Thus means acute inflammation of the heart tissues. Once you pass the acute phase, it is no more carditis and is then called rheumatic heart disease. It does not usually affect the brain and what you are experiencing is deep sleep. ...Read more

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How common are neurological&permanent effects of Colcrys? I have carditis &other inflammations,doc prescribed,but reading about side-effects, yikes..

Relatively rare: I've seen Colchicine used many many times since I've practiced medicine. I feel Neurologic side effects are quite uncommon. Where possible use it for shorter periods of time, with occasional holidays to be safe. ...Read more

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Should we get prophylactic antibiotics after csection to prevent endo carditis?

Should we get prophylactic antibiotics after csection to prevent endo carditis?

No: Although post-partum endocarditis has occurred, it is so infrequent and there is so little evidence to support efficacy of prophylaxis that this would not be a routine procedure. Depending upon the risk factors in a given patient, however, these may be felt to be greater than the risk of prophylaxis by a given physician. This is a judgement call by the experienced informed clinician. ...Read more

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Is C reactive protein and/or sedimentation rate always elevated during acute rheumatic fever? What about BNP and troponin in carditis?

Is C reactive protein and/or sedimentation rate  always elevated during acute rheumatic fever? What about BNP and troponin in carditis?

Any symptoms?: CRP is one of the markers for rheumatic fever. Troponin would be elevated if there is carditiis. BNP may or may not be elevated. You may consult this site for more info:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rheumatic-fever/symptoms-causes/syc-20354588 ...Read more

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Would there have to be bulleyes mark on body for Lyme disease?Been experiencing chest pain/Sleep disturbances.Heart Tests were norm.Not Lyme Carditis?

Would there have to be bulleyes mark on body for Lyme disease?Been experiencing chest pain/Sleep disturbances.Heart Tests were norm.Not Lyme Carditis?

Not always a rash: The classic bullseye rash is not necessary to diagnoses lyme's. If you live in an area with many deer ticks and there is a possibility that one was on your body for more than 24-36 hours, it would be beneficial to go in to clinic to discuss blood testing for lyme's disease. ...Read more

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