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How Long Can Your Heart Be Stopped Before Cpr Will No Longer Be Successful
No Absolute Time Cap: As in respiratory failure, CPR results depend upon the condition of the patient, the cause of the problem, "time down", the end organ damage & the effectiveness & conditions of the resuscitation. Full recovery may be possible after minutes to hours of cpr. But, as a rule, after cardiac arrest, outcomes are not good, unless effective resuscitation is accomplished rapidly ... Within minutes.Mfm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broadly speaking, cardioplumonary resuscitation (cpr), is the act of compressing the heart in an effort to create blood flow. This is typically performed as "external" or "closed chest" cpr, as taught by the america heart association. When performed with assisted ventilation, it is possible to deliver enough oxygen to the heart for it to regain its ability to ...Read more
Depend: Depend in few factors. Like age, co-morbidities( prior medical condition affecting cardiopulmonary reserve), lifestyle( obesity, smoking, too much alcohol, nutrition status), the situation ( increase survival in cold water drowning). There was a case of a 54 y/o with cardiac arrest for 90 min who survive. Dr roger d white directed the cpr. But, early the better. CPR is a very good skill to have. ...Read more
Thyroiditis: Post partum thyroiditis is fairly common. The classic symptoms are hyperthyroidism (palpitations, heat intol, etc) several months after delivery, followed by hypothyroidism (cold, constipated, etc), followed by an eventual return to normal after 12-18 months. Sometimes, not all phases are obvious, and in some the hypothyroidism is permanent. This is probably a variant of autoimmune thyroid diseas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If IVF has to be done far away from home(approx. 5 hrs.Distance) then how much time does have to stay before & after IVF procedure?
Ask the provider : I would recommend asking the doctor planning your procedure. They can individualize their suggestion to the details of your case. ...Read more
Heart lung machine: The blood in the heart is diverted in to a machine that oxygenates the blood and returns it to the body. The heart is also infused with chemicals or cooled , this is called cardioplegia. This then makes the heart still , and easy to work on. Some techniques use surgery on beating heart but not the typical procedure. ...Read more
Is it possible to have hypothyroid and after taking meds for it then it can be corrected and no meds needed after that? Or life long meds?
Depends: This depends on a number of things. What sort of surgery did you have? How sick were you before your surgery? Did you have any complications from your surgery? What sort of rehab is required after your surgery? How quickly do you tend to heal after major surgery? The answer to these questions will determine how long you will be out after heart surgery (or any surgery, for that matter). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will my vision improve immediately after having cataract surgery? I need cataract surgery, but i'm worried that i won't be able to see after the surgery. I'll need to return to work as soon as possible after the procedure. How long will it take for my vis
Vision improves fast: Cataract surgery is a quick and easy procedure from which you can recover. Most people begin to see better within a day of the procedure, but this depends on the degree of cataract as well as the type of cataract surgery you have. Depending on your work, you may be able to resume normal activities almost immediately. Speak with your eye surgeon about your particular situation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If you develop a tolerance to Benzodiapemes can that tolerance be reversed by abstaining and if so how long does it take? Thanks
Benzo tolerance : yes, tolerance can be reversed however I don't know that there's good evidence to show how long that will take. However if you have been taking them for a long time frequently, then be aware that stopping them cold-turkey can cause withdrawl. Talk to your doctor about how to taper off, then see if it's healthy to consider using them again or finding an alternative ...Read more
After tumt is it normal to have a period of not being able to maintain erections? If so when will it stop? Can get one, doesn't stay as it did prior.
Possible: Transurethral microwave thermotherapy can initially cause prostatic swelling followed by shrinkage. Erectile dysfunction will hopefully be temporary and may resolve after a number of months. However u have 2 other factors which might contribute to ed, namely, age ; tamsulosin. Best to discuss with your urologist ; consider viagra (sildenafil) or cialis.Hope urination is now easier, possibly tamsulosin can stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a baby was exposed to meth during pregnancy... How long will it take to completely flush out of his system? Or how long will it remain?
Not sure of your ?: If you mean how long does it stay in the child and can cause problems, it is a very short-acting drug in both adults and children, and is quickly metabolized and excreted. But if what you are asking is how can it be detected after birth, the answer depends on what they are testing. If they test the baby's first stool (meconium) it will basically be a record of months of exposure. If urine, 2-5 d. ...Read more
How long will the enzymes in your liver remain elevated after you stop drinking? How long before a blood test will be normal?
Never: The NuvaRing works upon placement in the vagina. The refrigeration extends the "usable life" of the ring. It is not required to keep if you are using them within the month. Let them warm to room temp by placing them in your pocket before removing the ring from the package. Less uncomfortable and slightly more pliable! no problem if you do keep them in the fridge, though! ...Read more
Could a pacemaker keep an individuals heart beating after a cardiac arrest. If the answer to the above question is yes, then how long would it continue to assist the heart in beating and would it help to prevent brain damage until medical help arrives.
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How long should a person take adipex before it can become harmful? Are there cases of it hurting your liver?
As short as possible: Appetite suppressant, speed'like drug. Works best for short-term use (< 3-6 wks), after that less effective, but more likely to cause dependency, risks for cardiovasc problems including high bp, valve disease, angina, pulmonary disease, etc. Can't suddenly stop it if used for a long time. Any drug metabolized by liver can cause liver problems-this can too. ...Read more
After a heart attack and stent, how long before someone should be able to part in strenuous activity?
Depends: cardiac rehabilitation is used in those with coronary artery disease. Your question is dependent on a number of factors and there isn't a simple answer. People can have what's called silent ischemia depending on risk factors thus it is tough to tell withy certainty what is considered too strenuous for ones health. I would discuss this with your cardiologist. Define strenuous with them. ...Read more
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