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Cardiac Iscemia Treatments
Cardiac tamponade: cardiac tamponade is collect of either blood , pus or fluid in sac around the heart resulting in reduction of filling of ventricles leading to haemodynamic compromise.It is life threatening condition. it can be caused by infection, injury, post heart attack, malignancy, associated with certain disorders like rheumatoid arthritis ,SLE, radiation etc. http://patient.info/doctor/cardiac-tamponade ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually Failure: The condition most commonly leading to heart transplantation is congestive heart failure. In the us, the most common cause of congestive heart failure is of course, coronary artery disease. However, other causes of cardiomyopathy (weakness of the muscle of the heart) such as viral or post-partum cardiomyopathy, etc. Can lead to it as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CHF: Treatment depends on what the cause of the CHF is. Could be surgical, could be medical. Systolic CHF is different from diastolic CHF and valvar stenosis CHF is different from valvar insufficiency chf. Virtually all kinds have diuretic as part of the treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Closely: Impaired left heart function leads to elevated filling pressure of the left heart and this pressure is transmitted to the right heart creating pulmonary htn, this is the most common cause of pulmonary htn. When the right heart is the primary heart disease it reuslts in the right heart enlarging and pushing into the left heart. This will impair the forward flow of blood by the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medications: The categories of medicines used are called ace inhibitors, arb's, beta blockers, diuretics, and digoxin. Other things can be done such as salt and/or fluid restriction. Control of the underlying cause of the heart failure also needs to be considered. That might require repairing a valve, removing a blockage in an artery, or treating high blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I'm wondering why are congestive heart failure (chf) and acute myocardial infarction (ami) core measures?
Does not "work": Hyperbaric treatment (hbot) is relatively contraindicated non compensated chf. Poorly functioning heart muscle contributing to CHF can precipitate acute CHF primarily from "pressure" effects of hbot. Hbot does not "help heal" CHF or improve poor cardiac function. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Salt monitoring: Treatment consists of a good dietary regimen with monitoring of salt intake about 2000 mg salt per day. Second aspect pf therapy is pharmacologic therapy which will be individualised based on the type of heart faiure and other factors that your cardiologist will decide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Usually, CHF pts will need to be treated daily for life but there are exceptions depending on the cause of the chf, the severity of the symptoms, and whther there were extraneous factors that caused a flare of symptoms. Please note: if this is about you, chewing tobacco is very dangerous in the presence of CHF (can precipitate dangerous arrhythmias). ...Read more
CPR: less than 10% of people with cardiac arrest and CPR survive overall. After 10 min of CPR survival is miniscule. Early CPR and defibrillation within less than 4-5min give the best outcomes. Las Vegas casinos with abundant automated defibrillators, trained staff and people watching on monitors have the fastest response and best results. ...Read more
Unlikely: Unless one has a anaphylactic reaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hrt StiffnessWeaknes: With increased stiffness &/or weakness of heart pumping (muscle &/or valve problems), brain reflexes ? thirst/water intake & ? water output from kidneys; thus body water increases driving congestion (edema). If heart function not too sick, the ? water/blood volume improves pump function; but no limit to the reflex & the increased water (edema) can fill the lungs (can't breath) & legs/body swells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple: Therapy for congestive heart failure can be divided into 3 categories: 1) medications which remove fluid (diuretics), making it easier for the heart pump (afterload reduction), or protect the heart (beta blocker), 2) devices such as biventricular pacemaker is which makes the heart work better, and 3) surgery to repair structural heart problems such as a leaking valve or a blocked coronary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardiac arrest: Cardiac catheterization is not a treatment for cardiac arrest. Cath is a diagnostic procedure not a treatment. Cardiac arrest means you're dead unless the status is changed immediately. It requires immediate treatment and diagnosis afterward assuming treatment causes return to a status compatible with life. ...Read more
Sudden death: Acls procedures for cpr, along with defibrillation, and antiarrhythmic drug initiation. After stabilizing, next goal is to determine whether the event was a primary arrythmia event or whether it occurred secondary to something else (heart attack, oxygenation, or electrolyte abnormality). ...Read more
Syndrome X: Syndrome x is defined as myocardial ischemia that occurs at the level of the microvasculature (supply:demand imbalance). It is treated by drugs that either improve supply (vasodilatory) or reduce demand (reduce heart rate or bp). These include nitrates, calcium channel blockers, and beta blockers. Theoretically, the treatment of ischemia on a cellular level (ranexa) might also have a role. ...Read more
Hi my daughter a yr old is a cardiac patient suffering from vsd, my concern is will she be ok and what are treatments will she go through?
Will do fine: Vsd's are treatable and she should do fine. Partner with a good pediatric cardiologist, and ask them to MAP out a time line for when they would want to intervene. Often these will be watched for a period of time if the heart is not showing signs of excessive strain because of the hole. There are many different closure ways these days, some involving only a catheterization to close it up! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Drugs: It depends on the specific type, but generally speaking the answer is drug therapy. Most patients should be on Carvedilol or metoprolol succinate, an ace-inhibitor (ends in -pril) or arb (ends in -artan), and, ideally, an aldosterone blocker like spironolactone. Black patients also benefit from a combination of 2 meds called Hydralazine and isosorbide. Diuretics are used in most patients as well. ...Read more
Unclear ebCT score: Not sure what "mass" or "volume" means in this context. The calcium score should be a single number. According to WebMD, 2007, a score of 11-100 means plaque is present, which means you have CAD, but you have only mild hardening in the coronary arteries. Your (lifetime) risk for heart attack is moderate (10+%). Talk with your physician about this result or use HealthTap Prime to upload the report. ...Read more
Maybe: Synchronized cardioversion implies that a regular and organized cardiac rhythm is present. Most patients with cardiac arrest have ventricular fibrillation. Cardioversion of ventricular fibrillation does not require synchronization. In the case of ventricular tachycardia where a regular rhythm is present, synchronization is required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have pcos. Extensive cardiac history. Told I have no options. Is there at all for treatment given my case? How would you treat a case like mine?
Always have options: You don't give enough info to answer your question. What "extensive" cardiac history do you have at age 24? What problems is the pcos causing that requires treatment? You should see an endocrinologist (reproductive endocrinologist if you are trying to conceive) for a better evaluation of your condition. ...Read more
Is heavy metal toxicity found on regular complete blood test? Which blood markers? What does Cardiac marker 72 mean? Is there treatment toxic metal
Uncommon tests: Heavy metal toxicity is not detected on routine screens. You're on dangerous ground here. There are charlatans / sweet-talkers and crooked labs that will diagnose anyone with "heavy metal poisoning", take you for your money and guarantee you'll never feel well again. Their stuff looks real; it's not. Consider poisoning if you have an enemy (arsenic) or industrial exposure & use a real physician. ...Read more
Is an aed useful in effectively treatment for sudden cardiac arrest to synchronize cardioversion?
Advanced cardiac issues- how can a patient obtain treatment w/o health insurance or medicare coverage while waiting 2 yrs. For the ssi/cal program?
FQHC : Seek out a fqhc near you. Federally qualified health centers are the best places for uninsured or underinsured patients to recieve their care. ...Read more
On cardiac meds., but cannot get insur. Until oct./obamacare registr. I suspect I have mod. Sleep apnea, should I seek treatment earlier or just wait?
Preg loss of chromosome normal embryo 2 weeks after cardiac activity detection w/ immunosuppressant, anticoagulant treatments. Chance of future success?
Probably good, but: Impossible to say without tests. Early loss is very common and usually does not increase the risk of happening again. You need to be examined and tested to determine if you have a risk for a second (or more) losses. Good luck. ...Read more