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If You Have A Pacemaker Can You Die
Tattoos: The United States food and drug administration (fda) does not regulate tattoos leaving the burden of tattoo safety and regulations up to individual cities and states. Some of the risks that come with getting a tattoo are infection at the site of the tattoo, allergic reaction to the tattoo dye, the spread of disease such as HIV and hepatitis c, granulomas and keloid formation. No tattoos! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A pacemaker is a device which sends electrical signals to the heart triggering heartbeats when needed. There are many ways to implant and configure a pacemaker; it may beat the top chambers (atria), lower chambers (ventricles) or both. Some systems stimulate both the left and right ventricles together. Pacemakers generally treat abnormally slow heart rhythms and certain ...Read more
Pregnancy & Leukemia: Acute leukemia can sometimes be diagnosed in pregnant women. A young woman with acute leukemia should defer having a baby until at least more than 2 years in remission (free of leukemia) off any chemotherapy. Sometimes it is difficult to conceive after treatments but it is possible. Planning this ahead of time even before start of treatments with your doctor helps. ...Read more
Bad outcomes: A ruptured brain aneurysm has a 50% immediate mortality, and those folks are not accessible for salvage. Of the remainder, surgery and supportive therapies are very successful, and many have a normal lifespan. If there is a so-called sentinel leak, this is an ominous sign of need for relatively rapid attention, as risk looms if ignored. ...Read more
Yes.: The risk of a steam room has to do with blood pressure falling as one's blood vessels dilate in the heat. Therefore, if one drinks plenty of fluids prior to entering a steam room and if one limits the time in the room to a few minutes, the likelihood of fainting due to a low BP is minimized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest x-ray: When you have lung infection, most likely it happened after cold or flu, most of the time you start to spike a fever, chills, sweeting, productive cough, those are signs of lung infection. The elderly people or the one had compromise immune system, they may not show these severe sings? Chest x-ray will confirm that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Both of these problems are due to issues not addressed by the pacemaker. A heart attack is generally due to a blockage and a heart artery, and cardiac arrest is usually due to an exceedingly fast heart rate where the pacemaker only fixes slow heart rates. A defibrillator is the device of choice to treat cardiac arrest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood clotting: You should check your levels prior to surgery. The primary concern it that thick blood and inactivity during and after surgery increase your risk foe blood clots. ...Read more
Explore it.: Is your anger causing problems for you or for others? Do you break things in anger? Intimidate? Bully? Have rage attacks? Road rage? Say hurtful things that you later regret? Demonstrate violence towards others? Do you get into trouble due to your anger (relationships, law, school. Job). Or on the opposite side of the spectrum - do you squash your anger w resultant depression or anxiety? ...Read more
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Yes: This is a great question! chemotherapy can damage your eggs or sperm, so it's vital that you talk about your desire to have children before starting chemotherapy! men can bank sperm before chemotherapy and women can bank eggs/embryos. Many types of chemotherapy can make you infertile depending on your age, but you can safely have children later if you've planned ahead and stored your "stuff"! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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