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Occupational Therapy Benefits For Heart Failure Patients
Check out this : Informative link. Take care and happy holidays! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/heart-failure/ds00061. ...Read more
Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more
In severe cases...: Heart failure is most commonly seen in those patients with beta-thal major. One of the main reasons for heart failure is that the heart gets damaged over time from iron overload, due to the many blood transfusions needed and the disease itself. There are medicines that can help with iron overload. It is essential to get care early from a hematologist to help with long and short term effects. ...Read more
No perfect answer: Probably best to avoid combination medicines which contain pseudoephedrine, which many do. This speeds up your heart. Diphenhydramine (benedryl) can dry up secretions. However, it is important to understand that the cough may be due to the chf. Also medications commonly used to treat CHF (ace inhibitors - often end with ..Pril) can sometimes cause a chronic dry cough. Talk to your md. ...Read more
Can a patient with diagnosed heart failure wear a nitroglycerine patch (transdermal route) for years under a cardiologist's care?
Yes: Stopping beta blockers (such as atenolol) can be dangerous due to a 'rebound' effect of unopposed activation of beta receptors. The beta blockers should be gradually discontinued if there is a need to. Thus being said, atenolol is probably not a great beta blocker to treat systolic heart failure; the best are bisoprolol, Carvedilol and metoprolol succinate. ...Read more
The NY Heart failure: classification system is based on symptoms regardless of EF. It is surprising that the patient does not have symptoms with an EF of 16 but not unheard of. ...Read more
What can be done for heart failure with ejection fraction of less then 20percent when patient is experiencing extreme fatigue?
Heart failure: Main goal in heart failure treatment is to prevent fluid accumulation in your body. That means taking the right dose of water pill and also other medications that are proven to improve quality. Make sure you check your weight weekly and if you are still gaining weight make sure you talk to your provider. Avoid extra salt in your diet, canned food and frozen food as they all contain a lot of salt. ...Read more
Yes but they should: be in stable condition before leaving. The slightly lower air pressure in the plane should not make too much difference for them. Supplemental oxygen could be considered if necessary. They should move about in the cabin when possible to avoid low blood flow which might predispose them to DVT. ...Read more
Similar: Pulmonary edema from heart failure is an excess of water in the lungs. The water in drowning itself causes problems as it can contain bacteria and pulls water out of the cells in the lung. The water from heart failure, if removed, has not usually caused an injury to the lung itself. If not removed, it will lead to death. ...Read more
Does humeera injections are effective for hidradentitis suppurative patients ! can a patient w/cclass 2 heart failure use this medication !
It is not: Effective for hideadenitis suppurativa . Usually it is controlled by antibiotics ...Read more
New Guidelines: This is somewhat complex and will not all fit in 400 characters so I am creating initials. 1. Ischemic cardiomyopathy, i.C., with ejection fraction, ef, >30% but <35%, newyork heartassoc, nyha, class ii or iii, and >30 days post mi/revascularization. 2. Ic, ef <30%. 3. Ic, ef between 36-40% with inducible ventricular fibrillation or tachycardia, 4. Non-ic with ef <35% and nyha class ii or greater. ...Read more
If a patient has pulmonary edema and has heart failure occurring, should I.v fluids be ceased ? and should iv fluids not be recommenced ?
In most cases: the doctor has to find happy medium, but they should be giving diuretics and other meds to get fluid off, plus sometimes heart medicine. Some fluid may be given, depends on condition, but usually limited ...Read more
What does it mean if a patient with congestive heart failure has cyanosis coupled with liver and kidney failure?
Can a 91 yr old on forosemide and digoxin with heart failure but otherwise body fit be treated with Oblique inguinal incision as elderly patient?
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Vasodilators: In right sided heart failure the problem is abnormalities in the pulmonary or lung circulation. There is typically underlying lung diseases. Treatment involves 1) treatment of the specific lung disease, 2 ) supplemental oxygen if needed as this tends to dilate the blood vessels in the lungs 3) medicine that directly dilate the blood vessels in the lungs, one such medicine is a form of "viagra". ...Read more
Right heart failure: The best treatment for right heart failure is to treat the underlying cause. If the right heart fails due to lung disease, then treat it, or if it is due to congenital heart disease then try to correct the defect. Sometimes the cause can't be determined or corrected and then we do the best we can to treat the symptoms. ...Read more
Not easy: Unfortunately, our understanding and treatment of right heart failure is not at the level of left heart failure. One has to be careful with fluid management because in the case of right heart failure, you're actually dependent on volume to keep the function of the heart going, therefore, overly aggressive fluid management treatments often backfire. The balance is much more important here. ...Read more
Stronger, slower: When the heart fails, it decreases blood flow to organs. This can cause kidney injury, liver injury, fatigue, shortness of breath, swelling, and fluid build-up in the lungs. Digoxin makes the heart contract stronger and slows the heart rate. This pushes more blood forward to the organs. Digoxin is not used much for heart failure anymore, but it is used to prevent abnormal heart rhythms. ...Read more
Tricky : Heart failure in the setting of low blood pressure is challenging. Diuretics like Lasix (furosemide) can be used but support of the cardiac output is essential. Acute care is usually in the ICU with IV meds. Chronic heart failure managed as an outpatient with diuretics, ace inhibitors, and other cardiac meds requires close follow-up of blood pressure, electrolytes, and kidney function. ...Read more
What is the best natural treatment for Mid Sept emphysema,an RS heart failure I don't have oxygen or bronchodilators,doc refused saying they wont work?
Otherwise known simply as heart failure, is a condition in which the heart muscle is weakened. It may be receiving inadequate blood flow, its valves might be malfunctioning or the heart muscle might have thickened or stiffened. As a result, the heart, which is a pump, cannot supply the body with ...Read more
Occupational therapy is a type of physical therapy to improve one's engagement of activities of daily living and their occupation. It includes reintroducing daily tasks of living including physical and mental task to help one improve a type of disability. Hand therapy is also a ...Read more
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