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Heart Transplant Personality Change
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
Patient health issues cardiomyopathy, bradycardia, pacemaker-defibrillator, brain tumor, syncope episodes. Told no driving then y no DMV report?
NO DRIVING: Definitely no driving with your history. Last thing you need is an episode of syncopy and then an accident. ...Read more
Unlikely: From a strictly science point of view no. I would certainly not worry about this is someone needed or had a heart transplant. However, so much of life is a mystery. There is so much we don't understand and science is still a baby itself when it comes to explaining everything we experience. It would be hard to study your question and i suspect it has never been scientifically looked at. ...Read more
Is ssri antidepressant ok for multi infarct stroke patient, age 67, suffering atrial fibrillation, heart issues, diabetes, higher creatine level.
Names of most suitable ssri antidepressant needed for multiinfarct stroke dementia patient, 67, with minor congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, diabetes. Dosage and duration info appreciated.
SSRIs: There is some evidence that ssris help with post stroke remodeling where the brain works on regrowing connections between brain areas that were not killed by the stroke. There is also evidence they help prevent post stroke depression that is very common. Not much reason to think one ssri is better than another. See your prescriber for specific dosage recommendations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Although many patients experience some effects on the brain as the result of cardiac bypass, personality changes are not particularly common. The most common changes require sophisticated neuropsychological testing to detect. Drugs and unanticipated adverse outcomes can also affect personality following surgery. Off pump surgery has been touted as a solution, however this has not been born out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Obesity & heart size: No. The heart size generally does not increase from obesity itself, unless there is also hypertension or cogestive heart failure. In obese people, the layer of fat in the membrane around the heart (parietal pericardium) does contain more fat, but that is outside the heart itself. But massive obesity can result in extra strain on the heart and can lead to heart failure. ...Read more
What psych dis. Does a person w/delusions, belief alien in brain & hallucinations visual & tactical & thought insertions & be high functioning in life?
Good treatment : It's unusual for someone experiencing these symptoms without treatment to be high functioning, but it does happen for short periods. The movie "a beautiful mind" gives a good depiction. Elyn saks wrote "the center cannot hold" about the struggles of living with schizophrenia and trying to stay high functioning. In all cases getting treatment is key to living life to it's full potential. ...Read more
62uncle had heart attack in coma since3days.Took 10 min to resuscitate him.Is that why he's in a coma?Expectations?No known heart dialysis 8+ yrs.
That's a hard one.: I am sorry he is so sick. We cannot know from what you tell us much about his odds. Obviously he is dangerously ill. His doctors can discuss his chances with you better because they know what happened and why. Best wishes to you and your family! Ask questions, and it helps to take notes of answers and write down questions you think of before talking to the docs. ...Read more
Odd Palpitation 3-10fast beats in person like myself, normal LV function,no history loss of consciousness no family history of NSVT would be innocent?
Any thoughts on fanapt for a diabetic with cardiac disease...Or invega (paliperidone)..Will they change heart rythym or raise sugar level..Not familiar w/ them?
Invega - frequency of ^'ed fasting glucose is not reported. Tachycardia may occur in up to 14%.
Bradycardia, bundle branch block, first-degree atrioventricular block/atrioventricular block, conduction disorder, electrocardiogram QT prolonged, hypertension, orthostatic hypotension, sinus arrhythmia, sinus tachycardia may occur in 1 to 10%. REF: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/invega-side-effects.html ...Read more
Mom, Lewy body dementia, end stage ovarian cancer, hospice will not treat dementia, (moving faster) meds make dementia worse, hospice can not take care?
Hospice have : Differing rules and regulations regarding acceptance of patients. It's difficult for u to plead your case against a big institution. Other options for u is to apply for fmla for urself to help with your mom's care or privately hire an LPN or cna for this purpose. God bless u and ur mom! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
EP Cardio said NSVT,in person like me,normal LV function,and no history of repeated loss consciousness and no family history of SCD is harmless,Agree?
Bp: For effective kidney perfusion I would shoot for 120-140 /70-80 or 85 and a heart rate of 60-80. It's important to avoid using antihypertensive medications that may worsen kidney function, elevate potassium levels dangerously or slow the heart rate too much. A nephrologist is best qualified to answer this question,however. ...Read more
Personality Changes (Definition)
Personality change is a symptom in which a person's personality (the sum of his traits, emotions, behaviors, and thought patterns) has altered. Temporary changes can be due to fatigue, hormonal changes, drug abuse, medication side effects, etc ...Read more
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