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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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Cardiac (Definition)

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


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Can children develop heart issues?

Can children develop heart issues?

Depends: There are rare conditions where kids develop coronary issues like an adult (progeria, kawasaki disease).Most kid heart issues relate to defects in the way their heart was formed, and those issues can be quite substantial. Kids are also more susceptible to rheumatic heart disease, which can occur after untreated strep throat. ...Read more

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Will patients with congestive heart failure die within 5 years?

Will patients with congestive heart failure die within 5 years?

Not necessarily: With good healthcare and, good lifestyle choices (limit salt, weight loss, no smoking, etc) people can live long lives even with a history of chf. There are excellent medications to help the heart beat more efficiently, decrease fluid, and help people feel much better. ...Read more

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Can albuterol cause cardiac arrest in children?

Can albuterol cause cardiac arrest in children?

No, but: If you overdose on any drug, you can get very ill or die. Even water, right? If albuterol is given in excess, it can become toxic. If a child (or adult) has such a bad asthma attack that they need to take constant or frequently repeating doses of albuterol, they should go to the er as uncontrolled asthma is a true emergency and there are other treatments available at the hospital. ...Read more

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What types of patients gets congestive heart failure?

What types of patients gets congestive heart failure?

Several: Those with heart attack or coronary disease, leaking valves, hypertension, primary heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy), anemia, overactive thyroid, chemotherapy, or itamin deficiency. ...Read more

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What percentage of people with atypical chest pain develop acute coronary syndrome?

What percentage of people with atypical chest pain develop acute coronary syndrome?

Depends: That would depend on age, sex, and risk factors. For example a healthy 28 year old with atypical chest pain is unlikely to have ACS but a female in her 60s with HTN and smoker with a typical chest pain will have a far higher chance. % going from 5 to 30% roughly ...Read more

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Why do people with lung disease often die of heart failure?

Why do people with lung disease often die of heart failure?

Right Heart: COPD / emphysema patients develop right heart dysfunction late in the disease (called cor pulmonale)- this can result in fluid gain, edema and heart failure. ...Read more

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Does pulmonary rehabilitation prolong life in people with copd?

Does pulmonary rehabilitation prolong life in people with copd?

It may: The data on longevity are weaker than the data supporting increased quality of life, fewer hospitalizations, and overall happiness. ...Read more

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How often does myocardial infarction occur in patients with arterial stenosis?

How often does myocardial infarction occur in patients with arterial stenosis?

Varies: Relates to coronary obstruction- stenosis other arteries can have stenosis and cause significant obstruction and organ damage. Stroke, renal damage are examples. With significant coronary blockage many people have no symptoms . Nevertheless, a lot of heart attacks happen in usa. ...Read more

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Artrial septial defect with pulmonary hypertension in children?

Artrial septial defect with pulmonary hypertension in children?

Talk to MD: As long as there is no reversal of flow which can happen soon due to pulmonary hypertension, a surgical repair may be beneficial. The answer should be given by a cardiologist. Talk to the cardiologist please for your child's sake. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can pulmonary fibrosis affect older adults?

Can pulmonary fibrosis affect older adults?

Yes: Typically, patients are in their forties and fifties when diagnosed. Pulmonary fibrosis could be idiopathic (unknown cause), or due to asbestosis, silicosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, lupus (sle), sarcoidosis, certain medications, radiation and many more. ...Read more

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Chronic heart failure mechanism in cor pulmonale due to occupational disease.?

Chronic heart failure mechanism in cor pulmonale  due to occupational disease.?

RV overload: Chronic lung disease causes pressure overload of the right ventricle which eventually fails with enlargement and rise in pressure in the right ventricle, right atrium and the systemic venous circulation including the liver, spleen, intestines, genitals, and legs. ...Read more

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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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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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Can cardiac rehab make a difference for patients?

Can cardiac rehab make a difference for patients?

Yes: It improves symptoms and outcomes - both demonstrated in many studies. ...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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Which patients are candidates for cardiac rehabilitation?

Which patients are candidates for cardiac rehabilitation?

Improve functionalit: Cardiac rehabilitation is recommended for post heart surgery, post heart attack, and for improving the overall functionality in chronic heart failure patients --. ...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?

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?

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?

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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