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Patients Develop Tracheomalacia Cardiac
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is a reasonable amount of time for cardio stationary rowing workout for a cardiac patient, at 26/28 strokes/minute?
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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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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