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How Fast Does Nitroglycerin Act When Used To Treat A Myocardial Infarction
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more
How quickly does nitroglycerin act when used to treat a myocardial infarction, i.E. When given in tablet form?
Almost immediately : Nitroglycerin given under the tongue is very rapidly absorbed into the blood stream. It can begin to work within 30 - 60 seconds to relieve chest pain and increase blood flow to the heart. Taking Nitroglycerin during a suspected heart attack should not delay calling 911 however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me how fast does nitroglycerin act when used to treat a myocardial infarction, i.E. When given in tablet form?
How EXACTLY does general anesthesia lead to heart attack, stroke or death? What are the mechanisms in the drug that leads to a stroke? How does it kil
No single answer: Serious complications from GA are much more likely in pts who are already sick. If you have coronary artery disease, the stress of surgery and anesthesia can lead to heart attack. If you have already had a stroke, the same stresses can contribute to another. No one drug or technique is at fault. Surgery makes the body tend to form clots as part of healing. This can add to risk of stroke or MI. ...Read more
Reduce pain: There is actually some debate about the use of nitroglycerine in the setting of all heart attacks. It is known that nitroglycerine dilates the veins and to a lesser extent the arteries and sort of "unloads" the heart. As such it will make it easier for the heart to pump under the stressful circumstances of a heart attack. However, when the blood pressure is low, it is not a good idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you advise for heart patients and take this medication.my question is does nitroquick (nitroglycerin) offer the same benefit is nitroquick (nitroglycerin) the same as nitroglyceren?
Less than 60: Less than 60 beats per minute is considered slow. Beta-blockers decrease heart rate and blunt the stress response. If you are having excessively slow heart rates while taking beta-blockers you should talk with your doctor about lowering the dose or a different medication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long is it supposed to it take for a blood clot to form during paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?
Days: Difficult to be very specific because other factors weigh in. How stagnant and how long is considered while treating. ...Read more
Does nicotine cause a big vasoconstriction effect on coronary arteries? If any how long does it last? Surely body would override to myocardium needs?
Roxonal: Roxonal is morphine. Morphine in sufficient dose is effective for most pain. We do not blithely prescribe morphine for angina unless all other forms of therapy are exhausted and inadequately effective. Nitro spray works effectively and rapidly for most anginal episodes. We generally use multiple drugs when treating patients with coronary artery disease and when appropriate stents or surgery. ...Read more
Let me explain: One in eight heart attack survivors experiences signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, the same condition that disables many combat veterans and assault victims, according to a new analysis. Treatment for ptsd relieves symptoms by helping you deal with the trauma you’ve experienced. Rather than avoiding the trauma and any reminder of it. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What determines whether or not someone responds to the cooling protocol used after a cardiac arrest?
Can someone explain to me how come aspirin is good for the heart but other nsaids are not recommended post-myocardial infarction?
How do I prevent amphetamine induced penile shrinkage? Is it safe to use vasodilators with vasoconstrictors?
Men's health expert: There are urologists who have men's health programs to work on such issues. If you are prescribed amphetamines for adhd or other medical conditions, consider lower dose or less potent medications (methylphenidate cr vs. Adderal). If you are not prescribed you need help in stopping their use. A urologist can best advise you about treatment options. ...Read more
When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more