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Could Baclofen From An Implanted Pump Cause Transient Tachycardia
Autonomic dysfxn: Anyone receiving intrathecal Baclofen for spasticity likely also has autonomic dysfunction, including abnormalities in regulation of heart rate and blood pressure. Baclofen may decrease blood pressure and cause reflex tachycardia, but if given by a pump, should not cause fluctuating changes. See a sci specialist for evaluation; changes in posture, dehydration, anxiety or other condition possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rapid heart beat is a symptom in which a person's heart is beating fast. A fast heart rate can be normal if a person is excited or exercising. Sometimes a rapid rate is called sinus tachycardia, atrial flutter, or atrial fibrillation, etc..., depending on the type of arrhythmia (heart ...Read more
Baclofen pump: No. Just the opposite. A Baclofen pump malfunction means not enough Baclofen is getting into the spinal fluid and this leads to increased spasms. It is important to see the surgeon who placed the pump to avoid symptoms of withdrawal. Too much Baclofen leads to paralysis of the legs. ...Read more
Sir i got lower limb weekness since 2004 due to spine TB. it also causes spasticity. I'm using baclofen pump for spasm. how to recover? kindly help me
Only your treating -: -MD can answer. It's been 11 years,so he/her should be asked,as they have much more information to aid them. ...Read more
I want to know about Baclofen pump and phenol injection for Botox-resisted dystonia. Could they work on cervical dystonia and how much it costs?
Baclofen pump: A Baclofen pump is a device that uses an intrathecal (meaning directly into the spinal fluid) method of delivering the medication baclofen. Baclofen is a medication used for spasticity. The pump (surgically placed under skin of the abdomen) stores and releases prescribed amounts of medicine through a catheter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No but the person : Would not survive either unless protected in a pressurized environment such as on the space station. Then it would function assuming it could withstand the g or gravity forces necessary to get into space intact -i don't think that was a requirement of the fda to obtain marketing approval. ...Read more
Implanted device: Baclofen pump is used to treat chronic spasticity of lower extremities not treatable with oral medications. The pump is a sophisticated self contained pump that can deliver small volumes of medications (Baclofen in this case) constantly at a programmable rate, into the spinal fluid compartment in the lumbar spine, via a small silastic (plastic tube). Everything is implanted under the skin. ...Read more
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