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Intrathecal (Definition)

Intrathecal is an adjective that refers to something introduced into or occurring in the space under the arachnoid membrane of the brain or spinal cord. Another way the word is used is to refer to an intrathecal injection (often simply called "an intrathecal"). This is an injection into the spinal canal, more specifically into the sub-arachnoid space so that ...Read more


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Help plz! Can severe hypoxia cause bradydysrhythmias more often than ventricular fibrillation and why?

Help plz! Can severe hypoxia cause bradydysrhythmias more often than ventricular fibrillation and why?

Either or both: Severe hypoxia can manifest as extreme bradycardia which can degenerate into VF. Many factors influence this including underlying heart disease, electrolyte balance, medications taken to name a few. ...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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Expert opinions? Which changes in blood pressure and heart rate occur due to depression of the brainstem vasomotor centre from phenobarbital overdose?

Expert opinions? Which changes in blood pressure and heart rate occur due to depression of the brainstem vasomotor centre from phenobarbital overdose?

Respiratory: Main issue with Phenobarbital is decreased respiratory drive with secondary apnea, which is the main mechanism of death, and this due to suppression of fourth ventricular receptors. Pulse and blood pressure changes would be secondary to the main issue. ...Read more

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Procainamide challenge for diagnoses of BRUGADA syndrome. What are possible side effects? I've head that procainamide can lead to death?

Procainamide challenge for diagnoses of BRUGADA syndrome. What are possible side effects? I've head that procainamide can lead to death?

Generally: few to no side effects...and YOU WILL BE MONITORED BY A CARDIOLOGIST during the ENTIRE test... thus fatal events are VERY VERY RARE! (Chance close to ZERO) ALSO it is NECESSARY to HAVE this syndrome DISCOVERED IN ADVANCE!! Good luck and BE WELL! ...Read more

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Is an EP study worth the risks in someone with multiple episodes NSVT (Non-Sustained ventricular tachycardia)? What can I gain from this??

Is an EP study worth the risks in someone with multiple episodes NSVT (Non-Sustained ventricular tachycardia)? What can I gain from this??

Perhaps: If the problem is pathological RFA is possible. But at the moment, without a portable EKG monitoring to show it is significant I would wait. Nonetheless, your own cardiologist is the best advocate, Ask. ...Read more

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What is the cause of irregular heartbeat, could it be associated with moderate pulmonary hypertension? Also heart rate less than 60b/min?

What is the cause of irregular heartbeat, could it be associated with moderate pulmonary hypertension?
Also heart rate less than 60b/min?

Reviewing a case: These little text boxes are not enough to review a complex case. You might consider having a consult with a physician here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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I had tachycardia from too many albuterol nebulizers in a row plus intravenous steroids. Is nausea and dizziness common symptoms of tachycardia?

I had tachycardia from too many albuterol nebulizers in a row plus intravenous steroids. Is nausea and dizziness common symptoms of tachycardia?

Yes : The dizziness and nausea may be symptoms from the medications--more commonly the albuterol but also possible from the steroids. If any of these symptoms persist, you should contact your primary medical doctor--especially if you experience loss of consciousness or vomit or stool with blood in it. ...Read more

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Which disorders can cause postprandial hypotension in And cardiac type pain? cardiologist believes May be disorder of autonomic nervous system

Which disorders can cause postprandial hypotension in And cardiac type pain? cardiologist believes May be disorder of autonomic nervous system

Light meals: I think he is right. Try to eat light meals, lay down after your meals. Talk to your neurologist. Postprandial hypotension is not as common in young individuals, but in your case may have to do with your benign intracranial hypertension or pseudotumor cerebri. ...Read more

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Is oxycodone the same as oxycotin. Can oxycodone given at 325mg cause hyperkalemia and cardiac arrest?

Is oxycodone the same as oxycotin. Can oxycodone given at 325mg cause hyperkalemia and cardiac arrest?

Same: Oxycontin is a brand name for oxycodone. It is a schedule ii controlled substance. The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, dizziness or headache. Most serious side effect is respiratory depression or arrest. The "325" you mention is not the oxycodone dose. Must be the Acetaminophen (tylenol) content. Stay under 4000mg/day of Acetaminophen to avoid liver damage. ...Read more

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Can daily recurrent sinus tachycardia episodes of 150-170/pm eventually cause cardiomyopathy?

Can daily recurrent sinus tachycardia episodes of 150-170/pm eventually cause cardiomyopathy?

If persistent: Not if they're sporadic but only if persistent (meaning day and night for weeks on end). Sinus tachycardia will slow at night when you sleep and won't lead to any heart damage. If your hr is persistently elevated at >150, it's likely not sinus tachycardia but another type of tachycardia and that can cause tachycardia mediated cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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What are the adverse effects of beta blockers during cardiac rehabilitation?

What are the adverse effects of beta blockers during cardiac rehabilitation?

Beta blockers: Beta blockers are the drug of choice for cardiac patients for prevention of future coronary events. The drug can lower the peak heart rate during exercise. However, patients can continue to get a good training effect even on the beta blockers. The benefits of the drugs far outweigh the potential risks unless the person has severe asthma that could be potentially made worse by the beta blockers. ...Read more

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Could cardiotonic steroids which are given to treat congestive heart failure affect neurons?

Could cardiotonic steroids which are given to treat congestive heart failure affect neurons?

Uh-uh: "Cardiotonic steorids" are not used for CHF. Please name the specific drug. ...Read more

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Can being on long term, high doses of gabapentin and morphine cause menstrual irregularity?

Can being on long term, high doses of gabapentin and morphine cause menstrual irregularity?

Possibly: The opiates do interact with the hormonal axis in sometimes unpredictable ways for both woman and men. Morphine can affect the menstrual cycle. Gabapentin should not. ...Read more

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Can atrial tachycardia with aberrant conduction in a normal heart lead to sudden death? Is a beta blocker the right medication to prevent/treat it?

Can atrial tachycardia with aberrant conduction in a normal heart lead to sudden death? Is a beta blocker the right medication to prevent/treat it?

Atrial tachcardia: Can atrial tachycardia with aberrant conduction in a normal heart lead to sudden death? Is a beta blocker the right medication to prevent/treat it? ANS: yes can kill. The best treatment is to find out the cause: heart disease, low K, digitalis, inherited etc. Then treat that. ...Read more

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Can high levels of thorazine (chlorpromazine) as a child cause any side affects?

Can high levels of thorazine (chlorpromazine) as a child cause any side affects?

Yes,of course: All drugs produce side effects. You can obtain the physicians' desk reference in your library and look up the side effects of any drug. ...Read more

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Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
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Slow Heart Rate (Definition)

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


Dr. Steven Farnsworth
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Sufentanil (Definition)

Sufentanil citrate is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a ...Read more