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Doctor insights on: Child Had Surgery Mass Between Lung And Heart

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Dad had coronary stents and now he has severe chest pain and dyspnea his cardiac contractility function is 32 % is he in need of open heart surgery ?

Dad had coronary stents and now he has severe chest pain and dyspnea his cardiac contractility function is 32 % is he in need of open heart surgery ?

Ask docs: Sounds like you want to check with his cardiologist. I would also advise to see a second opinion cardiologist to feel comfortable about decisions. ...Read more

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My husband has breast cancer and now it's in spleen lung bones and heart muscle. What would be his prognosis ? He is 50 years old

My husband has breast cancer and now it's in spleen lung  bones and heart muscle. What would be his prognosis ? He is 50 years old

In addition to: conventional treatment, your husband can consider a book by Simonton called "Getting well again" and the books and work of Patrick Quillan about nutrition. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My father in law was just diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer that has spread to the t8 vertebrae and is in the lymph nodes. He only has one kidney due to kidney cancer, he had bladder cancer, has mds, had open heart surgery with 4 bipasses and a heart at

My father in law was just diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer that has spread to the t8 vertebrae and is in the lymph nodes.  He only has one kidney due to kidney cancer, he had bladder cancer, has mds, had open heart surgery with 4 bipasses and a heart at

What is the question: We need more info. This request says 80 year old Female...is that you or the patient??? Tell us if you have shown this person to an oncologist for treatment consideration. Radiotherapy/ and chemotherapy may be useful but a good medical oncologist is what you need first. Please send us your question(say it clearly) about his lung Cancer(only) ...Read more

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I had a stress echo that showed decreased cardiac output with exercise. Anterolateral wall (especially in the neck) hypokinesia. I am 2 years out from my VATS Maze procedure?

I had a stress echo that showed decreased cardiac output with exercise. Anterolateral wall (especially in the neck) hypokinesia. I am 2 years out from my VATS Maze procedure?

These: findings are more consistent with old myocardial damage (Prior coronary /infarction) than any abnormal rythms Hope this is helpful Consult your Cardiologist for full explanation of the results of this echo. Dr Z ...Read more

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My daughter (16) has aorta turning to the right and diverticulum of kommerel. She has trouble breathing during physical excercise. Surgery vs risk?

My daughter (16) has aorta turning to the right and diverticulum of kommerel. She has trouble breathing during physical excercise. Surgery vs risk?

Depends: Your child is at risk--and may have--a vascular ring. This can lead to serious difficulty breathing and swallowing. Surgery to correct a vascular ring is straightforward and very safe.Please see your child's cardiologist to discuss your specific issues. ...Read more

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Is CT cardiac calcium scan accurate in diagnosing mild ectatic ascending aorta? Have fam. History of heart disease (father died at 46 with chf) and slight heart murmur. Should I have other tests done

Is CT cardiac calcium scan accurate in diagnosing mild ectatic ascending aorta? Have fam. History of heart disease (father died at 46 with chf) and slight heart murmur. Should I have other tests done

No: You need an aortic ultrasound to determine if it is too large. A calcium score of the abdominal aorta is useless. A vest x-ray with abdominal view can tell you if you have a mildly ecstatic aorta or not but that is not harmful. If your doc is concerned the best test would be a stress test of your heart. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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I have pleural lung mass 5cm in left lung..doc told me its rare ..biopsy was insufficient...are all pleural mass cancer..is surgery a good decision?

I have pleural lung mass 5cm in left lung..doc told me its rare ..biopsy was insufficient...are all pleural mass cancer..is surgery a good decision?

Mgt: Not all pleural masses are cancerous, but some maybe. This is one reason to use a VATS procedure to obtain a sample. Other causes include infections such as TB. Have you had a TB skin test? Sometimes after an infection, there can be an area of scar tissue. The CT can be uploaded to your virtual EMR during a virtual appointment for further details. ...Read more

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Could there be negative affect on lung function slightly below average performance 1yr after being on heart and lung machine for Open Heart Surgery?

 Could there  be negative affect on lung function slightly below average performance 1yr after being on heart and lung machine for Open Heart Surgery?

Yes, brain, heart &: brain, etc. because clots form in blood while being moved through the long plastic, non-endothelium lined tubing between your chest & within the heart lung machine a few feet away from your body. Thus heparin is infused into the blood shortly after leaving you body (too much would cause excess bleeding) yet can never prevent all microscopic clots which block microcirulation after returned to body. ...Read more

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My husband had open heart surgery at 57 for a mitrial valve repair. At 66 he needs his aortic valve replaced He is in excellent health. Can he have a third operation when that tissue valve wears out?

My husband had open heart surgery at 57 for a mitrial valve repair. At 66 he needs his aortic valve replaced He is in excellent health. Can he have a third operation when that tissue valve wears out?

Sure: The suggestion would be to cross the bridge when you get there. Since he's in good health he probably won't need any more surgeries... There are other minimally invasive valve procedures being developed... So when the time comes for third - he may be a candidate for that. ...Read more

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How many blebs or bullae can a person have w/out underlying lung disease. I am 29, female with total 9 or 10 between both lungs, and one pneumothorax?

How many blebs or bullae can a person have w/out underlying lung disease. I am 29, female with total 9 or 10 between both lungs, and one pneumothorax?

None: There is congenital or emphysema changes. Stop smoking did you have a chest tube or other intervention for the pneumo? May be sealed pleura and unlikely recurrence. You are at risk for ipsilateral or contra lateral recurrence most likely. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dying father was diagnosed with lung cancer in october 2010 and has 2 large masses in his left lung (upper lobe)?

What do you suggest if my dying father was diagnosed with lung cancer in october 2010 and has 2 large masses in his left lung (upper lobe)?

Assess options: If symptomatic, consider radiation to the areas of disease causing the symptoms. Chemotherapy can be considered, if agents available. Surgery can be done for palliation but typically is not used. A lot depends on how well your father is doing now with these treatments, as well as the extent of the cancer in the body. I am sorry to hear that your father has to deal with this cancer. ...Read more

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My daughter in law went for a 33 week sonogram of her baby's heart due to a previous child's heart defect (from a previous marriage). Showed enlarged Heart, but all function and formation of the heart normal. Should they be concerned?

My daughter in law went for a 33 week sonogram of her baby's heart due to a previous child's heart defect (from a previous marriage).  Showed enlarged Heart, but all function and formation of the heart normal.  Should they be concerned?

Contradictory: If the baby's heart is significantly enlarged, then the formation of the heart isn't entirely normal. Perhaps her OB means that, while the baby's heart is enlarged, the structure is otherwise normal. The question of concern should be addressed with your daughter-in-law's obstetrician. Serial sonograms may be indicated to follow the development of the baby's heart. ...Read more

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Im 35 yrs of age and diagnose with septated cyst between the spleen and upper pole of the left kidney is it too bad and need to undergo operation?

Im 35 yrs of age and diagnose with septated cyst between the spleen and upper pole of the left kidney is it too bad and need to undergo operation?

CYST: The size and presummed origin of the cyst determine the nature of the problem. A septation places it into a different category if it's from the kidney but it is still very likely to be benign and unlikely to cause symptoms unless it grows. The key is the thickness of the wall and if there is blood flow or calcifications seen in the walls or septum. These are in a more serious category. ...Read more

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My dying father was diagnosed with lung cancer in october 2010 and has 2 large masses in his left lung (upper lobe). Anything that can be done for him?

My dying father was diagnosed with lung cancer in october 2010 and has 2 large masses in his left lung (upper lobe). Anything that can be done for him?

More info: Prognosis is totally dependent on staging and cell type of cancer, your fathers underlying health and pulmonary reserves and treatments he has had already. May want to inquire from oncologist about new drugs Nivolumab and Afatinib that are showing some promise in extending life with lung cancer. ...Read more

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My dad is 84. He has stage 4 lung cancer. Hie also has lung disease. His heart functions at 50%. He is on oxygen and is skin on bones. He still drives?

My dad is 84. He has stage 4 lung cancer. Hie also has lung disease. His heart functions at 50%. He is on oxygen and is skin on bones. He still drives?

NOT "COOL": Your dad's doctor should be consulted ASAP. It is his/her DUTY if a safety issue is involved to counsel your dad to give up his license or report the situation to the local State Authority (in MA. for example it would be the Registry of Motor Vehicles. BE AWARE SENIORS DO NOT WISH TO GIVE UP THEIR LICENSES IT IS A MATTER OF PRIDE AND DESIRE TO BE "INDEPENDENT" !! HANDLE WITH CARE! Hope this helps! ...Read more