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Coronary Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
COPD...: COPD is a disease characterized by the presence of chronic, irreversible airway obstruction as measured by pulmonary function testing. The disease is incurable but there are treatments available so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. The most important treatment is smoking cessation since smoking is the main etiology of this disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Define?accute anteroseptal myocardial infarction, atherosclerotic obstructive coronary artery disease, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, hypokalemia
Here are some...: A 400-letter space is impossible to address many indicated subjects as questioned here. Why not type in the terms as keywords to search online? Thereby you surely gain a lot of pertinent information to feed your appetite of knowledge. Or you may just ask your doc who should be able to answer your questions to the point much easier. ...Read more
Will a CT angiogram of the coronary arteries reveal a pulmonary embolism or other lung disease and is it harmful to have 2 CT scans in the same month?
It might: A CT angiogram or the coronaries might show a pulmonary embolism, provided that the radiologists obtained full field of view reconstructions (some do not) and the pulmonary embolism is not higher or lower than the field of view. most often, the answer would be yes, a significant PE would be identified on this type of scan. having two ct's in the same month is not optimal, but likely of no harm. ...Read more
For a project, I have to explain how coronary artery disease can affect the respiratory and digestive systems, how is it that it affects them?
CAD: CAD effects the hearts capacity to function and this can lead to lower blood flow throughout your body. Your heart and lungs need to be coordinated to appropriately oxygenate blood and when heart pump not so good this relationship compromised. That's a V/Q mismatch. Poorly oxygenated blood to stomach makes it sluggish at digestion and prone to ulcers ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an ACL surgery due soon. Should I get the pre-op chest X-ray before the ACL surgery? I have no history of cardiac or pulmonary disease.
See Anesthesiologist: It depends check with the anesthesiologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
My new job requires being sprayed with pepper spray. Is this safe for someone with triple coronary heart disease and respiratory problems?
Baby had pulmonary atresia intact septum, ultrasound showed there was a connection between the right ventricle and the right coronary, how?
No known cause: There is no known cause of pulmonary atresia with an intact ventricular septum, a congenital heart disease. It does not seem to be genetic. Now that ultrasound has discovered it, you and your doc can discuss the next steps. Here is a great pamphlet written for parents on it, by the British Heart Foundation. The very best wishes to you! file:///C:/Users/Sus/Downloads/C8_Pulmonary_atresia.pdf ...Read more
Son 15 has pots and syncope low sa node and one son 14 bradycardia and coronary fistula to pulmonary artery.Could they be wrong and it be sick sinus?
POTs and Syncope: There is growing recognition of this condition. Pots is a situation where there is an inappropriate heart rate increase to low blood pressure, but typically dont see more than just a sinus tachycardia. Sick sinus syndrome tends to have more abnormal findings on ecg. I am sure you have a cardiac specialist to whom these questions should be addressed. ...Read more