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What is cardiac distress?

What is cardiac distress?

WhenHeartBadlyReacts: Cardiac distress is when the heart doesn't react well to the conditions on it. For instance, during exercise, activity, running, etc., the heart should be pumping more blood to the body; in distress, the heart shuts down, or pumps less. There are many reasons for cardiac distress, but use HealthTap Prime or TTYD if you think this is what you have. ESTABLISH a DIAGNOSIS before treating or worrying. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more


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What is the difference between cardiac arrest and cardiac distress?

What is the difference between cardiac arrest and cardiac distress?

Arrest vs distress: Distress means you're in trouble. Cardiac arrest means you're dead. You might get out of distress without help, not so arrest. ...Read more

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Looking for a cardiac electrophysiologist that understands p.O.T.S in the cleveland oh area, hard to find.. . Any advice.

Looking for a cardiac electrophysiologist that understands p.O.T.S in the cleveland oh area, hard to find.. . Any advice.

Many: You have incredible cardiology resources in the cleveland area. People travel from all over to get their cardiology care there. Ask your doc for a referral. ...Read more

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What is cardiac insufficiency?

What is cardiac insufficiency?

Vague: This is a vague term which is not typical nomenclature. I assume its referring to a pt with a weak heart called a cardiomyopathy. The pumping function is impaired and thus " insufficient " to meet the bodies needs. Pts like this are prone to episode of cogestive heart failure. ...Read more

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I'm 9.4 weeks. U/S report says Growth is good but no cardiac activity. Is there any chance of activity starting late..

Follow up ultrasound: Usually cardiac activity start at 8 weeks, but sometimes there is miscalculation. Do a followup ultrasound after a week. ...Read more

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What is cardiac rehab?

A heart program: It is a medically supervised program for patients after cardiac surgery or angioplasty that has been shown to increase survival and improve strength and confidence. Make sure you ask your doctor about this if you recently had cardiac surgery or procedures! ...Read more

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What is cardiac pacing?

What is cardiac pacing?

Maintains heart rate: The normal heart rate is roughly between 60 to 100 beats per minute. For some, there is difficulty in maintaining adequate heart rates for a variety of reasons. In these patients especially the symptomatic ones, a cardiac pacemaker may have to be implanted. ...Read more

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Cardiac circulation is?

Cardiac circulation is?

Blood flow: Cardiac circulation refers to the blood flow supplying the heart. ...Read more

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What is cardiac rehab like?

What is cardiac rehab like?

Exercise/education: Cardiac rehab is a supervised exercise program of gradually increasing intensity. Patients who have had a heart attack, coronary angioplasty or coronary artery bypass surgery are encouraged to enroll in these programs. Most insurances cover these programs because of their ability to speed recovery and decrease recurrent disease. ...Read more

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What are cardiac MRIs sensitive in diagnosing or showing?

What are cardiac MRIs sensitive in diagnosing or showing?

See below: Cardiac MRI is a common test. It's used to diagnose and assess many diseases and conditions, including:

Coronary heart disease
Damage caused by a heart attack
Heart failure
Heart valve problems
Congenital (kon-JEN-ih-tal) heart defects (heart defects present at birth)
Pericarditis (a condition in which the membrane, or sac, around your heart is inflamed)
Cardiac tumors ...Read more

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What are the complications of having cardiac stents inserted?

Not Many: You should better ask what are the complications of NOT having stents placed (and they range from heart attacks to deaths)
There are some complications that may happen in the procedure itself and they are quite rare but include breaking the vessel, tamponade, heart attacks, etc. There are other complications like stent thrombosis (closure) when patients do not take the advised antiplatelet agents. ...Read more

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Is it considered unhealthy to have a cardiac pulpitation at 14?

Is it considered unhealthy to have a cardiac pulpitation at 14?

Palps; any age: Palpitations, the sense of a fast, pounding, or irregular sensation in the chest, can be due to many cardiac and even noncardiac causes.
The way to diagnose the cause of the palpitation sensation is with an event monitor, a device a person wears for up to 4 weeks. When a symptom is felt, the person pushes the button, which records the heart rhythm and heart rate at the time. ...Read more

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I was found to have a cardiac bruit. What is this exactly and what are the causes?

I was found to have a cardiac bruit. What is this exactly and what are the causes?

Misunderstanding: A cardiac murmur is a noise that can be detected when the examiner listens with his/her ears - usually through a stethoscope. It's caused by turbulence of blood flow through a valve or a chamber. When a murmur is detected outside the heart, it's called a "bruit". Thus, there is no such thing as a "cardiac bruit". Some bruits are quite normal - for instance, they're often found in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is cardiac cough?

What is cardiac cough?

Due to heart failure: Cardiac cough is a terminology used to describe cough due to pulmonary congestion in heart failure.It produces frothy phlegm typically. ...Read more

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What are cardiac enzymes?

What are cardiac enzymes?

Cardiac enzymes: What we refer to are certain lab tests which evaluate the presence and levels of particular enzymes which reach abnormal levels in various states of heart pathology. There are enzymes we measure to evaluate heart attack, congestive heart failure and other conditions. Like any other test, they have sensitivity and specificity levels and need to be understood to interpret them. ...Read more

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What is cardiac ischemia?

What is cardiac ischemia?

Decreased blood flow: Ischemia is decreased blood flow, in this case to the heart. ...Read more

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What is cardiac tamponade?

What is cardiac tamponade?

Tamponade: Cardiac tamponade relates to impaired diastolic filling as a consequence of pericardial-ventricular pressure interactions wherein increasing pericardial pressures due to pericardial effusion exert a negative effect on ventricular filling resulting a drop in cardiac output and bp. Discordant effects between the right and left ventricular diastolic filling during inspiration (pulsus paradoxus). ...Read more

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What are cardiac ablations?

What are cardiac ablations?

RF ablation: Ablations are procedures used to treat abnormal heart rhythms. Normally, electricity in your heart flows in a very organized manner. Sometimes, there is either a abnormal focus of electrical discharge or something akin to a short circuit in your heart. Ablation procedures uses heat enegy (rf) to create a scar in your heart and break the source of abnormal electrical rhythms. ...Read more

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What is cardiac infarction?

What is cardiac infarction?

Heart attack: It's another term for heart attack. Nothing else. ...Read more

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What is a cardiac echo useful for?

Echo: An echo is designed to provide structural and functional data on how the heart contracts and performs as a pump. It also provides valuable information on valvular function, and assessment of pericardial disease. It is helpful in triaging damage after a heart attack. ...Read more

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Drug-coated cardiac stents safety?

Drug-coated cardiac stents safety?

Watch your platelets: You need two anti platelet drugs to protect from the stents getting thrombosis with blood clots. The length of time required keeps getting shorter and shorter. A thrombosed stent is a heart attack. ...Read more

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How can I maintain cardiac output?

How can I maintain cardiac output?

Exercise: The only way is exercising so your heart can be more efficient. When you exercise your cardiac reserve and stroke volume increase. ...Read more

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What is cardiac-specific troponin t?

What is cardiac-specific troponin t?

A biomarker: Measurement of troponin t is used to help make the diagnosis of myocardial infarction (heart attack). The chemical leaks from damaged heart muscle and confirms injury to the heart. A new assay called highly sensitive troponin is now available and is 10 times more sensitive and increases the speed and accuracy of the diagnosis. If the result is negative 3 hours after chest pain, mi is unlikely. ...Read more

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What is cardiac specific troponin t?

What is cardiac specific troponin t?

Cardiac enzyme: Troponin t is an enzyme in heart muscle cells that is specific to heart muscle so the term "cardiac specific troponin t" is redundant. Normally, almost all of the troponin t we own is inside of the heart muscle cells with almost none (an immeasurably small amount) is in our blood. When the heart is injured, some troponin leaks into the blood where it becomes measurable. ...Read more

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Cure for cardiac congestion failure?

Cure for cardiac congestion failure?

Complex: Sometimes can be cured if inciting cause is reversible if not it can only be managed. ...Read more

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Where is cardiac rehabilitation done?

Cardiac rehab: Usually at a dedicated facility. Commonly associated with hospital, heart group, or rehab center. Check yellow pages or call your physician for specify referrals. ...Read more

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How is a cardiac perfusion scan used?

Find Bockages: Myocardial perfusion imaging is typically combined with exercise. This test is used to diagnose coronary artery disease in patients with typical symptoms or patients with high risk for coronary artery disease. ...Read more