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Doctor insights on: Herbal Treatment For Rapid Beating Of Upper Heart Chambers

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Is it true that herbal treatment can replace traditional drugs for heart failure?

Is it true that herbal treatment can replace traditional drugs for heart failure?

No and yes: One of the most important drugs used for a long time was digitalis and digoxin. They are derived from the foxglove plant. A number of cancer drugs are derived from plants too. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rapid beating of upper heart chambers?

What is the definition or description of: Rapid beating of upper heart chambers?

Rapid Heart Beat: A Heart beat (pulse) over 100 beats per minute. The medical term is tachycardia. There are several reasons for a tachycardia. The most common is a sinus tachycardia which is usually a normal response to physical, emotional or metabolic exertion or illness. Other reasons are for rhythm problems such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, and others. ...Read more

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Why don't men want to go to doctors? My husband has congestive heart failure, and I feel I have to drag him in to be seen. What will happen to him without treatment?

Why don't men want to go to doctors? My husband has congestive heart failure, and I feel I have to drag him in to be seen. What will happen to him without treatment?

Fear: Without treatment of significant congestive heart failure you can expect worsening disability and hastening death. As to your question as to why men don't want to go to the doctor it is usually fear of having to deal with the unknown. Reassure him, tell him that you are with him all the way and perhaps he will listen. ...Read more

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Why can't people who have had open heart surgery ever recieve cpr treatment?

Why can't people who have had open heart surgery ever recieve cpr treatment?

They can...: In open heart surgery, the breast bone is sawed in half long ways, but is tied back together with strong steel twist ties until it heals, in about six weeks. Once healed, it will actually be stronger than it was before. During healing, it is weaker, and if pushed on hard like in CPR it may not heal correctly, but you can live with a mal-union sternum, so CPR should not be withheld. ...Read more

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Can the four chambers of the heart contract simultaneously or at different times?

Can the four chambers of the heart contract simultaneously or at different times?

2 + 2: The 2 atria contract simultaneously. The 2 ventricles contract simultaneously. When the atria contract, the ventricles are resting. When the ventricles contract, the atrial are resting. Get it? ...Read more

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What type of surgery fixes two holes in the wall separating the upper two chambers of the heart?

What type of surgery fixes two holes in the wall separating the upper two chambers of the heart?

ASD: You are describing Atrial Septal Deffect. Depending on size and location as well as volume of shunting blood and pressure in the pulmonary circulation, it may require: Nothing or a device placed in the heart from the vein of the legs or full blown cardiac surgery. All procedures are of relative small risk in an otherwise healthy patient ...Read more

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Any other attractive treatment for heart without surgery?

Any other attractive treatment for heart without surgery?

Possibly: Cardiac surgery covers a broad range of procedures. Some problems can only be treated surgically while others may be handled w minimally invasive or non invasive procedures. Chelation therapy is an example of a non- invasive treatment for atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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If I have many different heart beats... Will an EP study check all chambers of the heart for defects?

If I have many different heart beats... Will an EP study check all chambers of the heart for defects?

Not necessarily: An EP study can be very good at defining certain arrhythmias however is not perfect and it may not be necessary depending on the results of your monitor. Consult an Electrophysiologist ...Read more

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What are treatment options for a heart murmur?

What are treatment options for a heart murmur?

Murmur: Heart murmur is just noise. If the noise is caused by a significant heart blood flow problem, that is what you need to know. Ask your doc what is going on. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for heart disease?

What are the treatment options for heart disease?

Heart disease: Treatment depends on the diagnosis. Some of the things we use are diet, exercise, medications, devices, surgery and other procedures ...Read more

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What's the treatment for right side heart failure?

What's the treatment for right side heart failure?

Vasodilators: In right sided heart failure the problem is abnormalities in the pulmonary or lung circulation. There is typically underlying lung diseases. Treatment involves 1) treatment of the specific lung disease, 2) supplemental oxygen if needed as this tends to dilate the blood vessels in the lungs 3) medicine that directly dilate the blood vessels in the lungs, one such medicine is a form of "viagra". ...Read more

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What's the treatment for right side heart failure?

What's the treatment for right side heart failure?

Specific treatment: Really depends on the cause. In general diuretics are critical to treat the volume overload and edema. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for right sided heart failure?

Right heart failure: The best treatment for right heart failure is to treat the underlying cause. If the right heart fails due to lung disease, then treat it, or if it is due to congenital heart disease then try to correct the defect. Sometimes the cause can't be determined or corrected and then we do the best we can to treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a hole in the heart of new born baby?

What is the treatment for a hole in the heart of new born baby?

Depends: Most of them are just physiological and will go away with a time. Some of them need an observation only, some of them would require surgical intervention. Your doctor with cardiologist will tell. ...Read more

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Is eecp treatment good for patients with heart problems? Please advise!

Is eecp treatment good for patients with heart problems? Please advise!

EECP: EECP is a treatment which can be tried in patients with coronary artery disease which is unresponsive to the more effective treatments like medication and bypass/angioplasty. There is some evidence it may help some patients with congestive heart failure but again there are more effective treatments so it isn't something one goes to early in treatment. ...Read more

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Doctors says its possible that the left side of my heart isn't getting enough oxygen. Why would this be? And is there treatment for it?

Doctors says its possible that the left side of my heart isn't getting enough oxygen. Why would this be? And is there treatment for it?

Heart: It is possible that the left side or main pumping chamber of your heart is not getting enough blood and the most likely reason for that is a blockage in one or more of the arteries on your heart. There are several ways to test for that such as and ekg or a stress test or a ct scan or MRI of your heart. Treatments vary depending on the severity and number of the blockages. ...Read more

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Doctor said my son has a heart defect but I don't know what it is can you help me the doctor said that there are 3 chambers in each of the 4 chambers of your heart and that in one of my sons chambers there are only 2. And it was nothing to worry about no

Doctor said my son has a heart defect but I don't know what it is can you help me the doctor said that there are 3 chambers in each of the 4 chambers of your heart and that in one of my sons chambers there are only 2. And it was nothing to worry about no

The: The heart has four chambers that are separated from each other by one-way valves. These valves consist of thin, cup-shaped membranes called cusps. The cusps are attached to the heart wall along their lower edge and one side, with the free edges coming together or separating to keep the blood flowing in one direction. My guess is that your son has a condition called bicuspid aortic valve. The aortic valve, which controls blood flow out of the left ventricle (which pumps blood out of the heart and to the rest of the body), normally has three cusps. In many people, however, it only has two. This can lead to valve dysfunction over time--either failure to open all the way or failure to close all the way. If so, it needs to be fixed. At present, fixing the aortic valve requires open-heart surgery. However, there is active research into developing a valve replacement that can be inserted using a catheter introduced through a small puncture in the groin. By the time your son needs treatment, this will probably be the norm. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for rheumatic heart disease?

What is the treatment for rheumatic heart disease?

Surgical rarely: Rheumatic heart disease is caused by rheumatic fever. In the acute setting, antibiotics to treat the strep infection, Aspirin to decrease inflammation, and occasionally steroids are used. In most cases, the valvular scar caused by rheumatic fever are minor, and does not require intervention. However if the regurgitant (leaky) or stenotic (narrow) condition is severe, surgery may be indicated. ...Read more