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Pacemaker Precautions Handout
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
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For young (<60), asymptomatic, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation patients on NOACs with LVH, should the patient seek out catheter ablation for treatment?
Depends: on left atrial size and function, frequency. Ablation is a big deal and frequently unsuccessful. I would try to suppress with a beta blocker like Bystolic, get magnesium level to 2.1-2.4, potassium to 4.1-4.5, stay off stimulants/alcohol, use hawthorne berry, avoid many other supplements, get general labs checked. Why the LVH? HRS, MD, FACC. www.thepmc.org ...Read more
Medical Records state, GASTROINTESTINAL PROPHYLAXIS W/PROTON PUMP INHIBITOR & DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS PROPHYLAXIS W/SEQUENTIAL COMPRESSION DEVICE. What does that mean?
Precaution care: It sounds like these are precautions taken to prevent surgical or hospitalization (bedrest) complications due to inactivity and not eating. Stomach acid is reduced with proton pump inhibitor meds and deep vein thrombosis caused by venous stasis prevented with a device that wraps around the calves and squeezes intermittently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Prenvent spread : Universal precaution protects medical staff from spreading or getting the infection themselves. They use gowns, gloves, face masks etc. Contact precautions protecs the spreading of infection by medicall staff via washing hands posting signs, informing guest about the patients illness so that they too may be careful, wash hands etc. ...Read more
Hbot: caretaker in chamber w/ pt breathes room air at 2.4 ata + pt exhaled pco2. No o2 mask provided for caretaker. What are risks to latter?
Please help us: To help you: can you be a little more specific about what you are asking? Do you mean precautions during ivf? Leading into ivf? Once you are pregnant from ivf? ...Read more
Not required, but...: A good idea. If you are unconscious and found bleeding, there are antidotes to coumadin, (warfarin) fresh frozen plasma and vitamin k to reverse it. So a good idea to wear a bracelet, especially if you are on it long term, like with a prosthetic heart valve or chronic atrial fibrillation. ...Read more
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Such devices: are 1. Not appropriate for this Platform 2. HealthTap doctors do NOT recommend Brands/Specific Items My opinion only Dr Z ...Read more
On diltiazemCD, Flecainide, xarelto to prevent recurrence Afib. Atrial bigeminy at rest and sinus rhythm with any exertion.
Any concerns. Asymptomati?
Fib: Yes fib is a concerning disease. Follow your Drs suggestions. They know you best. ...Read more
Depends: In case of disaster, the patient records might be lost if they are on paper or stored on a computer server. Nowadays, more and more doctors offices have "cloud based" EMRs (electronic med records) so even if a clinic were to be destroyed, the records are safe. It's a good idea to keep your own set of "records" in case of disaster (meds, important medical information) that you can take with you. ...Read moreSee 15 more doctor answers
Why does CDC say intubation and dialysis are high-risk procedures for people treating ebola patient when they say biohazard suits should protect them?
Because: they expose the care giver to body fluids which is how the virus is transmitted. As we have seen biohazard equipment is only protective if used properly. we have seen recently that despite the best of intentions, there have been breaches in technique resulting in infection among caregivers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Warfarin user refused neck surgery too dangerous need warfarin friendly pain management medicine artificial aorotic heart valve?
Second Opinion: This is not an unusual problem. You cam be transitioned to another anti-coagulant with the help of your cardiologist prior to the operation. The surgeon can then do the surgery and you can be placed back on your coumadin (warfarin). Discuss with your cardiologist about recommendations for another surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any doctors out there who have tried sleep/activity/etc. Tracking devices and services (e.G., jawbone's up, fitbit, nike+ fuelband)? Thoughts?
I use fitbit: I've been using fitbit daily for over 2 years. During the day it shows my activity patterns, and allows me to use that feedback to modify the behavior. For example if I have not met my step goal by dinner time a postrprandial walk becomes more attractive. At night, the fitbit can provide useful information regarding quality of sleep. The web software allows for tracking of calorie intake andweight. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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