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Does Anyone Know A Person Who Had A Cardioversion For Atrial Fibrillation
Myectomy: Surgical myectomy may be done to treat certain patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and it would be prudent to discuss the risk/benefits with your physician (s). In certain complex cases, getting more than one medical opinion may be beneficial before embarking upon surgery. ...Read more
What benefit does the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator give to patients who have had a cardiac arrest or heart attack?
It may prevent death: Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (icds) are used to treat ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation, which if untreated, may cause a fatal cardiac arrest. Icds can often quickly treat these conditions before permanent brain or heart damage can be done. Icds are not used to treat or prevent heart attacks, which are a "plumbing" issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has here experienced a truamatic event like a heart attack or cardiac arrest?
Sure: While the immediate consequences of the knowledge may not be substantial (both can result in increased stroke risk and generally speaking patients with one heart risk for the other), isolated atrial flutter is often readily amenable to cure by catheter ablation procedures (85-98%). Atrial fibrillation is also amenable to such a procedure, though the success rates can be much lower (perhaps 70%). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fainting : If the person has a pulse on the side of his neck and is breathing, (s)he has fainted. ...Read more
Not usually serious: That type of rhythm problem is usually more of a nusance than serious. It can at times be hard to treat as far as preventing recurrences but except for the nusance aspect is usually pretty benign. It would be helpful to know the exact mechaism of the rhythm problem and the heart rate in answering your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very successful: A fistulogram is done to identify the tract so that it can be repaired completely. ...Read more
Has anyone experience a patient having SVT during a csection? I'm afraid this will happen to me since I have svt?
Rarely: SVT can occur anytime during the pregnancy but especially in the last trimester. Fortunately, even for those with prior history of SVT, the incidence is low and the treatment is safe and effective. Sometimes episodes terminate on their own. SVT may happen during C-section but again this is uncommon and usually managed easily with no harm to mother or child. ...Read more
Does an iron infusion require "monitoring"? Can it have a bad effect on a person having had recent atrial fibrillation event?
How can you tell difference between someone having heart attack and someone having ventricular fibrillation? Give aspirin for v-fib too or no?
Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has had a family member die of brain death/cardiac arrest?
Grieving: The death of a loved one usually triggers grieving. The person may feel disbelief. Try to barter with god. Be angry. Be sad. At some point acceptance will come. This is a time to provide support. ...Read more
Usually: With a good medical management strategy, atrial fibrillation is generally not a condition producing long-term disability. If long-term disability is a concern, their procedures available which can substantially reduce the symptoms of fibrillation or improve the amount of time spent in the normal (sinus) rhythm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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