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Bradycardia Term Fetuses
Slow heart rate, also called bradycardia, is defined as a resting heart rate (pulse) less than 60 beats per minute. Having a heart rate less than 60 is not necessarily abnormal. In fact, people in good cardiovascular shape have a low heart rate. People with certain heart conditions may take medications which lower the heart rate as one of ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Septic shock: Patients who survive septic shock or any critical illness have the potential (but not definite) for long term sequelae. Part of this is determined by complications experienced during sepsis, such as respiratory, heart, or renal failure, neurological complications, problems with blood flow to extremities and risk of gangrene. Patients may also experience post traumatic stress disorder. ...Read more
Type?: Atrial fibrillation, which you will recognize as an irregular heart beat, needs to be managed carefully to prevent blood clots from forming in the atria and breaking off to cause stroke. Atrial flutter / supraventricular tachycardia, sudden runs of rapid beats that may take away your breath, is much less worrisome but can be treated. Forgive me if i've mis-guessed what you mean, and good luck. ...Read more
Tachycardia: Tachycardia is caused by many factors, and there is sinus tachycardia which can be caused due to anxiety, panic attacks, exercising of any kind, certain medications, overactive thyroid.Then there is supraventricular or atrial tachycardia due to defect in the rhythm process of heart for which you need to find the cause and treatment through cardiologist.I f you have long term tachycardia see your md. ...Read more
Depends on variables: Hypoxia at birth is relative, as all babies have lower oxygen content in the womb before delivery & the slower metabolism of the unborn is able to tolerate it.After delivery, baby works to breathe, maintain their heat & blood sugar & must increase their blood oxygen content. The duration of any oxygen deprivation after delivery effects amount of injury from none to lots. It takes time to tell. ...Read more
48 HR heart monitor results "infrequent ectopy with no atrial ectopics and 0.1% of heart beat being ectopic" please explain in laymans terms?
Few extra beats: Ectopy means essentially "extra beats" usually coming earlier than expected in your normal heart rhythm cycle. Atrial ectopics come from the upper part of the heart and are often benign. Ventricular ectopics come from the lower chamber of the heart. A frequency of 0.1% is very low. Continue to monitor with your doctor! ...Read more
Could long term pediatric and adolescent use of Valium (spastic cerebral palsy) cause transient tachycardia as an adult?
Is it true that nonsustained supra ventricular tachycardia is the same as nonsustained ventricular tachycardia?
No: Supraventricular tachycardia signifies that the abnormal rhythm arises from a part of the heart above the atrioventricular node (that normally conducts atrial electrical impulses to the ventricles for ventricular excitation), whereas a ventricular tachycardia originates from the ventricular myocardium itself (below the level of the atrioventricular node). ...Read more
See below: This is a difficult question to answer. The concern with seizures is that they greatly increase the brain's metabolism. If there is not much reserve then there is a potential for cell damage. If the seizures were prolonged and/or untreated for a long period then there is the potential for brain damage. However, a febrile sezure is not usually much of a risk. Talk with your pediatrician. ...Read more
Can preterm IVH have long-tern effects on mental health?Had grade 4 IVH as infant, no apparent neurological damage but severe anxiety.Related?
Maybe. Maybe not.: Severe intraventricular hemorrhage usually means many brain cells died off... and would affect everything in the life of that person from that point onward, for better or for worse, but we hope for better rather than for worse. The question is, whether one's anxiety level would have been worse, would have been better, or would have been the same, without the IVH. Nobody can tell with certainty. ...Read more
Varies considerably: This can have a small impact or lead to abortion and major organ damage. The earlier in pregnancy a mother has it, the more likely it will be devastating. If it happens near the end, there may be isolated progressive hearing loss & other issues but the kid usually is otherwise normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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