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Low Blood Pressure After Open Heart Surgery
What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped. Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure
Headaches : Headaches and their causes can be complicated, difficult diagnoses to make. With your past history of diabetes and high blood pressure, you should make an appointment with your doctor for a complete evaluation as soon as possible. You doctor will take a thorough history and do a neurological evaluation to try and find out what is causing your symptoms. You may want to think about the answers to some of the questions they may ask you such as: - when did it start? - how often do they happen? - are they getting more frequent or more painful? - how long do they last? - what does the headache feel like and can you point to it? - does it occur around the same time at night or does it ever happen during the day? - what other symptoms do you have and when do they occur in regards to the headache? - have you had any big life changes? - how is your lifestyle? Are you getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising? - are you taking any medications? Do you drink caffeine and how much? Answering these questions may help your doctor figure out what is causing your headaches, whether it is a serious problem or not, and how to help you. Good luck! ...Read more
Hypotension is also known as Low blood pressure. Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more
Open heart surgery performed to remove a paraganglioma 3 months ago. Blood pressure has gone up again to high120's/90's w/hr 110's. Possible causes?
Want to ask if one is facing 3 heart veins closed one 90% and others 40% & 50% with high blood pressure.Is open heart surgery only solution?
Coronary artery dz: It sounds like you are saying that the 3 main heart arteries, Right coronary, left anterior descending and left circumflex, all have blockages. Some doctors - interventional cardiologists - may try to stent these vessels (perform angiolpasty with stent) if he or she thinks they are causing symptoms. Or, you may be referred for bypass (CABG) surgery. It depends on other factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had open heart surgery about 8 years ago, aneurism repair and metal aortic valve replacement. INR is 2.1(low),I wake up with blood in mouth, dark?
Contact your MD: Based on your health history and that fact that you have INR testing, you are likely taking warfarin or a different blood thinner in which case you should contact your doctor and let them know you are experiencing bleeding. It may also be a good idea to contact a dentist as it is not normal for your mouth to be bleeding and there may be an underlying teeth or gum problem causing this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A geriatric patient who has had open heart surgery years ago and recently had a stroke and is on blood thinners, can he take aleve?
I will avoid: Nsaid's like Naproxen in geriatric patients specially if they are in blood thinners. 50 millions american have gastritic/ulcer disease induced by nsaid's and around 3% of those will bleed from the disease. Also nsaid's are associated with stroke and heart attacks. Use tylenol without using more than 3, 000 mg a day. Consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After open heart surgery i want to punch my heavy bag for excercise. I know it will put a lot of pressure on my sternum. It has been twenty weeks ?
OK: Your sternum has healed to almost full strength. You can start a punching bag routine. You will probably develop some chest wall or muscle pain as you start the exercise - because you haven't used your muscles to this extent since the operation. Listen to your body and start gradually and workup to the level that you performed prior to surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does BP stabilize after open heart surgery? If you'r on a lot of IV drugs to help BP, in what way does your body adapt to stop needing the IV meds
Open intervention on the heart to correct congenital cardiac anomalies, repair replace heart valves, ascending aortic dissection repair, coronary bypass, heart transplant, surgical removal of heart tumors, ventricular assist devices, cox maze procedures to cure atrial fibrillation, repair of trauma to the heart. Repair of iatrogenic injuries to heart, heart-lung ...Read more
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
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