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Why do patients often develop tracheomalacia after cardiac surgery?

Why do patients often develop tracheomalacia after cardiac surgery?

Very rare: Patients do not often develop tracheomalacia after heart surgery. It is very rare for that to happen. When it does occur it is related to prolonged need for a ventilator and a breathing tube that is inverted prior to surgery. Usualy that tube is removed immediately after surgery of 4-6 hours later. If it is needed for more than 10-14 days then a tracheostomy is done to prevent such problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more


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What patients can benefit from cardiac rehab?

What patients can benefit from cardiac rehab?

See below: Patients who have had a heart attack, angioplasty & stent, bypass surgery, and valve replacement are candidates for cardiac rehab. Also patients with angina pectoris (chest pain) who are treated with medical therapy would benefit from rehab. ...Read more

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For a cardiac patient, how to pick a pcp?

For a cardiac patient, how to pick a pcp?

See below: Ask your cardiologist. They get referrals from pcps all the time, tend to know them very well, and it's important that they communicate with each other well on your behalf. ...Read more

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Is pamelor (nortriptyline) the safest trycyclic for cardiac patients?

Is pamelor (nortriptyline) the safest trycyclic for cardiac patients?

Others preferred: In gereneral tricyclic antidepressants including Pamelor (nortriptyline) are relatively less safe than other classes of antidepressants. This is especially true if "cardiac disease" means recent (within approximately 6 months) heart attack. Zoloft (sertraline, an ssri) may be relatively safer. Untreated depression contributes to worsened prognosis for certain types of heart disease. ...Read more

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Is anafrinal safe to use in a cardiac patient with 2 stents?

Is anafrinal safe to use in a cardiac patient with 2 stents?

Probably not: Anafranil (clomipramine) does carry cardiac risk. It can prolong the QT interval putting one at risk of dangerous heart rhythms. A recent heart attack&AV BLOCK are known listed contraindications to using it. Common cardiac side effects are tachycardia, less common side effects include arrhythmias. And more rare side effects include low platelets, which may be an issue if on antiplatelet meds. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Considering the use of anafrinal...Are tricyclics safe in cardiac patients particular anafrinal?

Considering the use of anafrinal...Are tricyclics safe in cardiac patients particular anafrinal?

Close monitoring: Anafranil (clomipramine) is tricky in heart patients - it can prolong the qt interval, induce serious arrhythmias, increase the risk of heart attack and sudden death. Let your doctor guide you. If you have a normal ekg and are stable, it can be used safely. Like everything in medicine (and life), it's a judgement call and the risks and benefits should be weighed. ...Read more

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Is trazadone safe to use in cardiac patients?

Is trazadone safe to use in cardiac patients?

Is Complicated: by many factors. Medical decision is not purely book knowledge. It is combination of book knowledge, clinical judgment, based on information about the patient. There is no way to answer this question without knowing what kind of cardiac patient, what the cardiac patient is taking, why the patient is being treated with trazodone, etc. Please don't jump to conclusions based on what you read. ...Read more

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Is Paxil (paroxetine) safe in cardiac patients?

Is Paxil (paroxetine) safe in cardiac patients?

Yes, it is safe: Paxil (paroxetine) is the drugs of choice for the management of depression in elderly patients, especially those with cardiac arrhythmias. Always ask your doctor for more information about your individual situation. ...Read more

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How is cardiac rehabilitation developed for a patient?

How is cardiac rehabilitation developed for a patient?

Stress test: Usually if the patient has had a heart attack for instance, a stress test is done first. This allows the doctor to recommend the level of exercise and the heart rate which is safe. The program itself consists of supervised exercise and teaching regarding diet and risk factor modification. ...Read more

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Can cardiac rehabilitation make a difference for patients?

Can cardiac rehabilitation make a difference for patients?

Sure it can: Modifying your risk factors by changing your diet, exercising, stopping smoking, loosing weight, etc. Of course can make a difference. The value of preventive medicine should not be underestimated. ...Read more

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Is the cardiac echo accurate if the patient doesn't try his hardest?

Is the cardiac echo accurate if the patient doesn't try his hardest?

Echo: There is no trying involved, this is taking images from the heart using ultrasound. Patients need to follow the directions of the technician and the images will be recorded. ...Read more

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What amount time it takes for cardiac denervation in diabetic patients?

What amount time it takes for cardiac denervation in diabetic patients?

Depends: There is no set time, typically it depends on how good the blood sugar control has been, much like other complications of diabetes. It usually would take years. ...Read more