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Please describe the medication: diltiazem hydrochloride?

Please describe the medication: diltiazem hydrochloride?

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

Dr. Walter Husar
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Diltiazem Hydrochloride (Definition)

Diltiazem hydrochloride is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more


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What happens if someone takes flecainide and diltiazem hydrochloride?

What happens if someone takes flecainide and diltiazem hydrochloride?

Hopefully not much: If prescribed by your physician, hopefully not much other than keep the arrhythmia away. ...Read more

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Is diltiazem hydrochloride 2% cream suitable for breastfeeding?

Is diltiazem hydrochloride 2% cream suitable for breastfeeding?

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

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Can I take adizem (diltiazem hydrochloride) for atrial fibrillation?

Can I take adizem (diltiazem hydrochloride) for atrial fibrillation?

Diltiazem: If your doctor believes that diltiazem is appropriate for your specific situation and prescribes it for you, then you should be able to take it. Diltiazem is a drug commonly used for atrial fibrillation patients. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the drug cardia used for?

I want to know what's the drug cardia used for?

Heart: Cardia is a brand name for diltiazem, a calcium-channel blocker most often used for cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, rate control in atrial fibrillation and other fast heart rhythms, and sometimes spasm of the arteries. It's also used in other conditions as well. ...Read more

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What is the drug cardia prescribed for?

Cardia: BP mostly. Discuss with your Dr. Ever heard of drugs. Com? Great resource. Also uptodate. Com is the best. ...Read more

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What is mild cardia and mild antral gastritis?

What is mild cardia and mild antral gastritis?

Gastritis: Cardia and Antrum are part of your stomach. Mild inflammation of the mucosal surface. Usually temporary problem. Talk to doctor to see if any treatment necessary at this time. ...Read more

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Could someone tell me about a hatial hernia in the cardia? And what the seriousness of the condition is.

Could someone tell me about a hatial hernia in the cardia? And what the seriousness of the condition is.

Esophagus: 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

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I was recently diagnosed with gaping cardia/ NERD. Please can you explain the meaning to me, causes and cure for it?

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

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Can you die from a cardia arrhythmia?

Can you die from a cardia arrhythmia?

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

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How to cure gastric cardia cancer with natural foods. Or any other solution?

How to cure gastric cardia cancer with natural foods. Or any other solution?

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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My dr said I have mio cardia?

My dr said I have mio cardia?

Myocardia: Has to do with the heart. What else did the doctor say? Myocardial infarct? myocardial ischemia? myocarditis? Etc, Etc? ...Read more

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Does tachy cardia or brady cardia lead to cardiac carcinoma please explain?

Does tachy cardia or brady cardia lead to cardiac carcinoma please explain?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Gastric cardia failure, bad mouth odour, how can I treat it?

Gastric cardia failure, bad mouth odour, how can I treat it?

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

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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'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

The color of the: Stomach can vary depending on the settings used during the endoscopy. I wouldn't read too much into a darkly colored stomach. The biopsies should give all the information needed. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I have gas bloating and upon examining doctor did endoscopy. Report said I have 'lax cardia'...What does that mean? How can I cure it?

I have gas bloating and upon examining doctor did endoscopy. Report said I have 'lax cardia'...What does that mean? How can I cure it?

Usually: Associated with reflux as the esophago gastric sphincter is lax. Prilosec or similar drugs, Reglan (metoclopramide) can sometimes help. Discuss with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, I have found out that I have chronic mild inactive gastritis. What does it means? Also some nodularity in left colon &cardia erosion what does it means? And mucosa of colon was normal, is it dangerous?

Depends....: Not knowing your age, medical hx........it may be simple gastritis or acid peptic disease related to Helicobactor pylori. Get tested for that, cut down on spicy hot food, take something like, Prilosac in the interim for relief. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Cardia Xt (Definition)

Cardia XT is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more