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Can you explain how the cardiologist diagnoses a patient with wpw?

Can you explain how the cardiologist diagnoses a patient with wpw?

Yes, I can: Wpw is diagnosed mostly on the ekg. The major portion of the ventricular activation, the qrs, has a delta wave associated with it. Also the delay between atrial and ventricular activation is abbreviated so the time between atrial acitvation (p wave) and ventricular activation is reduced. At times in the er patients come in with tachycaria which leads to the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome (Definition)

A condition where there is an extra electrical path in the heart. It can lead to incidents ...Read more


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Can you tell me about how to deal with a child with the heart condition PFO (patent forearm ovale)?

Can you tell me about how to deal with a child with the heart condition PFO (patent forearm ovale)?

Depends: A PFO is considered a normal cardiac finding and is present in 25% of the general population. The presence of a PFO is important if there are certain other medical conditions (such as recurrent strokes or blood clots among others). If the child has no other conditions, then a PFO is considered normal. Please discuss this child's specific case with a board-certified pediatric cardiologist. ...Read more

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How would a doctor treat a patient with bradycardia?

How would a doctor treat a patient with bradycardia?

Medicine/pacemaker: Your doctor will determine if any medications are causing bradycardia and remove them. If symptoms persist, and medications are not to blame, sometimes a pacemaker is required. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a patient presented to the ER with chest pain and a ventricular pacemaker, what they will do?

Can you tell me if a patient presented to the ER with chest pain and a ventricular pacemaker, what they will do?

Usual: Usually starts with history taking and physical examination, chest x-ray, ekg. Depending on findings and clinical impression, further testing may be done. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me how often should a neurologist do an MRI on a patient with multiple sclerosis?

Doctors can you tell me how often should a neurologist do an MRI on a patient with multiple sclerosis?

Varies: If a patient is stable, can do once yearly. If patient is worsening, having relapses, and there is a question of using a new medication, could consider every 6 months or even on an as needed basis. No two ms pts are similar, so it does vary. ...Read more

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What should a person with tachycardia do to treat their condition?

What should a person with tachycardia do to treat their condition?

Tachycardia: A person with a pathologic tachycardia can see a cardiologist to diagnose and treat their condition. ...Read more

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What can be done for a patient in india with atrial fibrillation?

What can be done for a patient in india with atrial fibrillation?

See below: The same as we do in usa or any other country in the world. The geographic situation in the times of globalization makes the treatments widely available. Another story is the cost of them across the globe. ...Read more

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What could you give to a patient with chf?

What could you give to a patient with chf?

Heart Failure: There are 2 types of heart failure. Diastolic and Systolic heart failure. One is failure to contract while other is failure to relax. Equal prognosis What can you do? - Lifestyle Modifications are key - healthy Diet, no smoking, low sodium are very important Medications usually given - Beta Blockers, ACEinhibitor/ARBs, Aldosterone blockers, Nitrates/Hydralazine (better in Black Males) ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has here experienced a truamatic event like a heart attack or cardiac arrest?

Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has here experienced a truamatic event like a heart attack or cardiac arrest?

Traumatic event: I can't tell if you are wondering about physical symptoms or psychological and emotional symptoms. Certainly it is common to experience fear and depression or anxiety after a heart attack. That can affect the risk for another heart attack. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the life of a patient who is diagnosed with hodgkin disease change?

Can you tell me how the life of a patient who is diagnosed with hodgkin disease change?

Stage: It depend to stage of disease, with use of radiotherapy or combination chemotherapy or both an overall 5 year survival rate 90 per cent ans 10 year survival 80 percent can be achieved. ...Read more

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What kinds of questions can a doctor ask to determine if someone hasanxiety?

What kinds of questions can a doctor ask to determine if someone hasanxiety?

Doctor may ask about: nervousness or irritability, muscle tension quality & aount of sleep, v concentration, easy fatiguability, lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation. Doctor is likely to ask about medical history, medications, drug use and family history. ...Read more

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What would be the safest ssri for a patient with heart disease(stents)?

What would be the safest ssri for a patient with heart disease(stents)?

Cardiologists.....: Please answer...... What do you think? I have always gotten the feeling that they favor zoloft, but i don't know if that is still true. Lexapro may be fine with them as well. I would love to hear what they have to say. Sounds like you may be ready to give up on the Cymbalta (duloxetine) for an ssri? In general an ssri would take the place of the cymbalta (duloxetine). Speak to your prescribing psychiatrist about this. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment can be done with a patient that cannot talk to anyone because of his anxiety?

What kind of treatment can be done with a patient that cannot talk to anyone because of his anxiety?

There are options. : There are medications which can help you with that but also counseling/therapy can help. There are also self help books which you can search for on amazon. See a psychiatrist or even just your family physician who can guide you in the right direction and live a life without social anxiety. Good luck. ...Read more

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I need to get anorectal manometry. Can someone please explain, with a lot of detail, the procedure?

I need to get anorectal manometry. Can someone please explain, with a lot of detail, the procedure?

Several steps: Anorectal manometry involves a pressure test of the anal sphincter muscles. A small catheter with side facing pressure sensors is pulled through the canal when you are resting and when you are squeezing. Several passes are made to ensure accurate numbers. Usually also measure electrical activity in the muscles using ECG like pads and sensation of rectal filling with a large balloon. ...Read more

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Can for instance, a cardiologist doctor see records of what i spoke of, with for example the urologist? The assistance also?

Yes: If the cardiologist requests or receives the records from the urologist. All of your doctors and specialists should have each other's records on you so that they know what is being done and what meds you are on. It reduces mistakes. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the heredity risks associated with cardiac dysrhythmia?

Arrhythmia: Look at this site: http://medicalcenter.Osu.Edu/heart/conditions/pages/conditions/inheritedarrhythmiadisorders.Aspx.

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Docs can you explain what is a condition similar to scoliosis?

Docs can you explain what is a condition similar to scoliosis?

Scoli and kyphosis: Scoliosis is the s-shaped curve when looking at your frontal image. Kyphosis is the accentuation of the posture from the side, causing a pronounced hump on the back. Turn to the side and look at your profile. Ann exaggerated s from the side may be seen. This is kyphosis. Some kyphosis is normal, but I am referring to excessive kyphosis. These are the 2 deformities typically discussed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has used a cryo-sauna (-110 degree celsius chamber) for treating rheumatoid arthritis?

Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has used a cryo-sauna (-110 degree celsius chamber) for treating rheumatoid arthritis?

Little to nothing!: No evidence that this treatment is of benefit! and since tissue life is impossible at this temperature, i would suggest fatal to all! ...Read more

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What to do if patient has aortic aneurysm with htn. what 2 drugs you give them?

What to do if patient has aortic aneurysm with htn. what 2 drugs you give them?

Amlodipine: One study suggested amlodipine is beneficial. The most important factor is BP control and not smoking. The second drug I would choose would be a beta blocker like atenolol or metoprolol. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how and why with aspergers syndrome have a higher divorce rate?

Can you please explain how and why with aspergers syndrome have a higher divorce rate?

Aspergers: Because of the nature of Asperger's disorder, the social interactions they experience are different than the "normal" group. Anxiety, misperception, poor communication, black and white thinking are prominent and these symptoms/characteristics may not always mesh well in a relationship. ...Read more

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