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Doctor insights on: My Father Have Lateral Wall Ischemia Will He Have To Go To Icu

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Dr. Cynthia Thaik
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Ischemia (Definition)

Used to describe inadequate blood flow and oxygen delivery to an extremity,an organ ,or brain which ...Read more


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What do you suggest if my dad have lateral wall ischemia should he go in the icu?

What do you suggest if my dad have lateral wall ischemia should he go in the icu?

No: That is certainly not a reason to go to the ICU. His treatment depends on many parameters: symptoms, change in status, overall health, how the ischemia was diagnosed,associated findings - just to name a few. I would advise him to delay his trip to Mt. Everest and discuss his results with his doctor for a comprehensive treatment plan. Doctors treat people, not test results. ...Read more

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My friend had to rush her husband to the er cause of diverticulosis that ruptured and put a hole in his colon, wouldnt an ambulance had been better?

My friend had to rush her husband to the er cause  of diverticulosis that ruptured and put a hole in his colon, wouldnt an ambulance had been better?

Yes, usually: There are always extenuating circumstances, but since the medic can often provide life-sustaining treatments en route to the hospital (and since there is an inherent risk in driving to the hospital in this state) we recommend alerting EMS in such circumstances. ...Read more

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My brother in law may have had a stroke, he blacked out twice within the past 24 hrs....He refuses to go to the er....How can I have him transported ?

My brother in law may have had a stroke, he blacked out twice within the past 24 hrs....He refuses to go to the er....How can I have him transported ?

Lead a horse 2 water: You can't force a person to see a doctor. It sounds like he should be evaluated. If he doesn't want to go to the er, maybe you can negotiate a compromise - family doctor on monday? ...Read more

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Husband to go to the ER because he is complaining that his chest hurts, he has COPD and he had open heart surgery in oct three years ago, i found him in respiratory failure, he had a trak, prone to get bronchitis and a host of other medical problems. Th

Husband to go to the ER because he is complaining that his chest hurts, he has COPD and he had open heart surgery in oct three years ago, i found him in respiratory failure, he had a trak, prone to get bronchitis and a host of other medical problems.   Th

Yes: Got to the er for chest pain. Go to the er for respiratory failure (sob, difficulty breathing, air hunger) although it could also be cardiac failure secondary to a heart attack or angina. Combination of COPD and heart disease is not good so must see cardiologist and pulmonologist/or internist (if comfortable in managing sever respiratory problems). Past h/o a trach makes him high risk. ...Read more

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My brain hurts my mom went from severe CHF and diabetic to now pulmonary hypertension but still can't bare weight or walk... Grrrrrrr I need to marry a doctor so he can explain these things to me?

My brain hurts my mom went from severe CHF and diabetic to now pulmonary hypertension but still can't bare weight or walk... Grrrrrrr I need to marry a doctor so he can explain these things to me?

Complicated: Your mother has a set of conditions that often occurr together and depending on the severity of the problems, can be debilitating. If you are going to marry a doctor to solve this problem, make sure he is a cardiologist. ...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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If my father just had a mild stroke, can he still have the operation to clear out his carotid artery?

If my father just had a mild stroke, can he still have the operation to clear out his carotid artery?

Yes: Yes, he can have a surgery if his carotid arteries are shown to be blocked. The operation is a carotid endarterectomy but is not offered if the carotid is 100% blocked. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my husband has to go in for a myocardial scan to examine the blood supply to his heart?

What does it mean if my husband has to go in for a  myocardial scan to examine the blood supply to his heart?

Blood flow : They are checking the perfusion of blood to his heart. Trying to make sure he is not at high risk for a heart attack. ...Read more

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Does my mom have to go to the hospital if she has intestinal cancer?

Does my mom have to go to the hospital if she has intestinal cancer?

Likely: If your mother has some form of intestinal cancer, such as colon cancer, then yes she would likely need to be hospitalized after surgery to remove the cancer. That is unless there are other factors or information that I do not have, which would indicate medical oncology chemotherapy or radiation therapy in the place of surgery. ...Read more

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My friend had to rush her husband to the er cause of diverculosis that burst and made a hole in his colon, he had surgery, is he going to make it okay?

My friend had to rush her husband to the er cause of diverculosis that burst and made a hole in his colon, he had surgery, is he going to make it okay?

Hard to say: This is a complex question to answer in 400 characters. The ability to survive surgery depends on the underlying health of the patient (any other medical problems?) and complications of the current problem. (Did he have an infection when the diverticulitis perforated?) Some of these can be treated, but the severity of the condition & complications cannot be discerned by text. Best of luck & thanks ...Read more

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My husband has septic arthritis. What will they do at the hospital to fix him?

My husband has septic arthritis. What will they do at the hospital to fix him?

Antibiotics drainage: He will be treated to cure the infection. This will be done by culturing the joint fluid, finding the correct antibiotics, facilitate drainage with either a neddle, arthroscopy, or open surgery. ...Read more

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I have a friend who went to the doctor and they found a tumor in her lung area she said they cannot treat ir because it is too close to her heart ?

I have a friend who went to the doctor and they found a tumor in her lung area  she said they cannot treat ir because it is too close to her heart  ?

Misinterpreted: They might have meant unresectable not untreatable. They still need to figure out what it is. If cancerous, then decide what to do, if infectious, then treat. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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They auspect due to my 8 year olds pain he has appendicitis. He goes today after school for ultrasound. Should I have his bags packed for a horpital stay? Not sure if they schedule these surgeries or will they send him directly to the hospital?

They auspect due to my 8 year olds pain he has appendicitis. He goes today after school for ultrasound. Should I have his bags packed for a horpital stay?  Not sure if they schedule these surgeries or will they send him directly to the hospital?

Depends on diagnosis: He has suspected appendicitis, after examination and tests may keep him for observation, or for surgery, then you have to pack for hospital stay, if tests are normal ( and exam ) he will come home. ...Read more

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If my son had ARDS would to caues damage to his lungs if they put his ventilator setting to 100% oxygen?

If my son had ARDS would to caues damage to his lungs if they put his ventilator setting to 100% oxygen?

Possibly, but needed: In order to get your son's organs oxygen, the doctor may have to keep the oxygen level high on the ventilator. In general, we try to get oxygen levels on the vent down as soon as possible. We know from animal studies, that high levels of oxygen can injure lung cells, but in patient's with ARDS it is hard to avoid. Supplying oxygen to the brain, kidneys, and heart is essential. ...Read more

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My brother has had, in the past, 3 heart attacks. He has a very large goiter and his heart doctor does not want him to have surgery. How to shrink it?

My brother has had, in the past, 3 heart attacks. He has a very large goiter and his heart doctor does not want him to have surgery. How to shrink it?

Sounds like: Heart disease is a much bigger issue than the goiter. In the period of time after an mi, all elective surgery is deferred due to the additional stress on the patient. There are medical options to "shrink it" but it is likely not necessary. ...Read more

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Can my husband have his arm repaired? He had limited use in it and limited feeling. Who would he go to for an evaluation?

Can my husband have his arm repaired? He had limited use in it and limited feeling. Who would he go to for an evaluation?

Orthopedic Medicine: Yes. Your family physician should be able to recommend the appropriate expert to assist your family with this problem. ...Read more