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Somewhat: Talk to your anesthesiologist before your procedure. Anesthetics can cause cardiac depression, so the use on patients with heart problems must be watched closely. We have many different techniques and monitors that can be used on these patients, but it is nice to know before the operation starts. Hope that this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: As a patient, you have the right to refuse any treatment as long as you are fully aware of the consequences, oriented, and alert. If you have an active psychiatric disorder like psychosis or conditions like dementia or delirium, an evaluation needs to be done to determine your ability to make decisions. The court may even get involved depending on the situation. ...Read more
Can respiratory therapists administer conscious sedation for certain respiratory procedures like bronchoscopies?
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No,: At least if no Epinephrine is in the mix. Indeed, local anesthetic can be mixed with Epinephrine mainly used in oral/dental surgery as it will limit the bleeding and the effect will last longer. Local anesthesia is the safest anesthesia. But what arrhythmia are you talking about, svt ? As in your age they are not to many possibilities... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some...: You will get most pertinent answer for this Q from the treating nephrologist who oversees dialysis, since this doc possesses more clinically relevant information about you. Of course, you may take it once for a while, not on regular basis like those in "normal" health. So, ask the right doc for timely right answer. Best wish... ...Read more
Yes: Older people usually have more fragile tissues, and this goes for the blood vessel walls and heart as well; this predisposes to tears or perforation from pulling on leads that come into contact with these tissues. 2) older people also tend to have had their leads in longer, a major risk because the lead tip has become much more embedded in the heart muscle, requiring more force to extract. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Yes: Anyone can refuse treatment. You cannot force a person to take a pill or go to therapy or even to get shock treatment. However, if that person is really at risk of hurting himself or herself then the person can be hospitalized against his/her will. What happens after that depends on a lot of factors, including the person's willingness to continue with treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Conscious oral sedation for dental procedure in children safe? They will be using demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Any risks?
Nothing is 100% safe: But, this is not something you need to fret over. Dentist w/ experience in the pediatric population are very experienced and - next to a parent - they have all the reasons in the world to be very careful. Ask for reassurance since your worries are important too - even if unneeded. Get instructions for before/after and good info. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer