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Cardia Xt Medication
Diltiazem: Diltiazem is a medicine which lowers the blood pressure but also lowers the heart rate. This gives it an extra advantage but also means that people on this drug should be monitored by a cardiologist for slow heart rates. There are also multiple drug interactions with this drug. It is quite safe when prescribed by an eerie need doctor. ...Read more
Hopefully not much: If prescribed by your physician, hopefully not much other than keep the arrhythmia away. ...Read more
Yes: I couldn't find any data on what percentage, if any systemic absorption occurs with Diltiazem cream, however, oral Diltiazem (which obviously has systemic effects) is considered safe for lactating women. ...Read more
Not advised: Don't try to do this at home. ...Read more
65 year old male; long term diagnosis of hypertension (4 medications daily); sinus cardia bradia (mild); pvc (mild). 6'4" 250lbs given the above diagnosis and with a major most concern for stroke, the question is: when searching for a cardiologist which
A bit confused by?: Please re-post. However, establishing with a board certified physician would be a great start. ...Read more
Could someone tell me about a hatial hernia in the cardia? And what the seriousness of the condition is.
The esophagus passes from chest to abdomen through the esophageal hiatus in the diaphragm. If it slides up and down or sticks out of place in the hiatus or next to the hiatus it can cause symptoms of irritation chest pain, reflux etc.
The cardia is the name for the upper part of the stomach that slides with the lower esophagus.
Some are treated medically and the worst may be treated surgical
call. ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with gaping cardia/ NERD. Please can you explain the meaning to me, causes and cure for it?
Unclear on question: Non Erosive Reflux Disease and a loose lower esophageal sphincter? Avoid stomach irritants - spicy food, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, acidic food (tomato/ citrus/ coffee). Eat small meals and do not lay down for at least 2 hrs after meals. Medication like omprazole, ranitidine, sucralfate can help. The only cure is surgery- fundoplication. See link:http://www. Webmd. Com/heartburn-gerd/guide/what-is-acid-reflux-disease ...Read more
Yes!: There are several benign arrythmias which do not directly cause death. These include premature atrial contractions, isolated premature ventricular contractions and atrial fibrillation. Frequent premature ventricular contractions (called runs), ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation can affect blood flow to the heart (heart attack) and brain (stroke) and result in death. ...Read more
No natural "cure": The only acceptable treatment is appropriate staging followed by resection. Sometimes this can be done endoscopically. ...Read more
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No: Cardiac tumors are very rare. They can be benign or malignant. Most malignant tumors have actually travelled to the heart from another location. Primary cardiac malignant tumors are even more rare, and are certainly not caused by tachycardia or bradycardia. ...Read more
On my gastroscopy I found out I had (translated) "hernia in the cardia" is that the same thing as hiatal hernia but a different word?
Believe so: The gastric cardia is the very upper part of the stomach just below the esophagus. As such, it is commonly involved in hiatal hernias. Therefore, I think that is exactly what your doctor was describing. ...Read more
I had a endoscopy done a few months back...A hiatus hernia was found in the ge junction and in the cardia...Does this mean I have two hernias?
Probablythe same one: The cardia is at the top of the stomach ; the ge junction is at the bottom of the esophagus, so its sounds like your endoscopist was just being detailed in his/her description. Please call your doctor ; ask him/her your question to get a most accurate response ; better assess hernia size ; reduciblity (since after all he/she was the one inside looking). ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with brady cardia and my blood pressure drops to 90/50 I get tiered and sleepy. They said I should have a base maker I need hel?
Probably not: Depends on the type of bradycardia you are having and how old you are. Pacemakers are rarely indicated for young people with isolated sinus bradycardia. They would be indicated for severe bradycardia (hr<30) with symptoms or for heart block (where the conduction doesn't make it from the top chambers to the lower chambers). ...Read more
What does " mild cardia megally is noted." means in otherwise a normal "mra chest w/wo contrast"report, in a male adult who exercise aerobically a lot?
Increased size: Cardiomegaly refers to increased heart size, so the report is saying that your heart is mildly increased in size, which may not mean anything bad at all. Your physician will need to assess your overall clinical findings to decide whether that one finding is of any concern. ...Read more
Mom died from sudden cardia arrest they brought her back on life support found no reason for the cause can severe malnourishment cause this.?
I just asked a question about a hiatal hernia in the cardia. I have another question about erosion in the antrum. Can some answer my question, please?
Hiatal hernia: Not sure what your question is, but a hiatal hernia is when the normal opening for the esophagus in the diaphragm stretches out, and allows the stomach to herniate in to the chest. The top part of the stomach next to the valve at the esophagus is called the cardia, and if this were the only part herniated, it would be a very small hernia, not responsible for ulcers in the antrum. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I presume by: Gastric cardia failure you mean GERD/gastroesophageal reflux disease with sphincter dysfunction proximal to gastric cardia allowing reflux of gastric acid/stomach contents back into the esophagus. Surely this can cause bad breath.First line treatments:avoid heartburn causing foods, tight clothing, stay upright after eating, elevate head of bed, antacids, H2 and proton pump blockers. SEE DOC FOR EVAL ...Read more
I'm 18 and I had an EGD, the pictures show that my gastric body, antrum, cardia, and fundus are very dark in color. What would cause that? Samples taken
I have a cardia and incisura hernia and gastritis can the hernias be causing the horrible stomach bloating I get? I already know the gastritis can.
Gastritis: You must be referring to a hiatal hernia involving your cardia, in which case yes, that can cause you bloating of your stomach. Taking a proton pump inhibitor should take care of the gastritis. However, a large hiatal hernia that is symptomatic often requires surgery to correct it. ...Read more
What's the best way to operate a gist located in the stomach, I think its close to the cardia, doctors are. Doing a partial gastroctomy, how can I eat?
Must come out: Sorry you have a gist. Standard is to resect that portion of the stomach. Open or laparoscopic surgery is fine. You should still be able to eat without a problem. Good luck, and I'm sure everything will work out. You should be able to return to all normal activities after the recovery period. ...Read more
My 87 yr old dad was diagnosed w/ adenocarcinoma of the stomach in the cardia area. Gi & PC dr's say there's nothing to be done b/c of his age. True?
Likely true: The recommendation is based on the ability to tolerate surgery, radiation, chemotherapy (which all or some may or may not be considered for this type of cancer depending on the situation and extent (i.e. Staging). If statistics show that chemotherapy or surgery for example causes more complications or harm in his age group (or likely his overall health) then best recommendation is symptom control. ...Read more