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Had a pericardiectomy 4 years ago - BP now lowish (105/65) - likely any direct connection?

Had a pericardiectomy 4 years ago - BP now lowish (105/65) - likely any direct connection?

the pericardium is: Usually a thin membrane, with a potential space between it and the epicardial surface. If it tightens due to infection or tumor infiltration, it constricts the expansion of heart chambers. Stripping it off is not easy. You may still have or re-acquired constrictive pericarditis. See your cardiologist, start with an exam, then and echo. ...Read more

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Pericaridectomy, pericarditis. What is the difference?

Pericaridectomy, pericarditis. What is the difference?

See below: Pericarditis is an inflammation of the lining of the heart(pericardium). Pericardectomy is a surgical procedure that strips the pericardium from the heart. This is done to treat complications from pericarditis usually as a last resort when other treatments have been ineffective. ...Read more

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If a person has had a pericardectomy, should they be getting a flu shot?

If a person has had a pericardectomy, should they be getting a flu shot?

Pericardectomy-when?: If Pericardectomy was long ago(manymonths) should not be a problem. There is data that older folks do not get robust antibody response, so topic of flu shots in elderly controversial. The heart muscle is coverd by 2 layers w fluid between. Inflammation between layers (poss viral cause) painful, & occas outer layer removed if antiinflam meds unsuccessful. If recently done your Internist must decide ...Read more

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Are pericaridectomy, pericarditis, and car accident related to each other?

Are pericaridectomy, pericarditis, and car accident related to each other?

Not specifically: But if the accident included chest- sternal air bag or steering wheel trauma, then sternal or rib, or cardiac contusion can occur and have pericardial blood, fluid, irritation, and need for drainage window, or later constrictive pericardium. ...Read more

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And could you state what is expected complication of travel in s africa?

And could you state what is expected complication of travel in s africa?

Infectious disease: Best to querry travel advisory regarding endemic disease ie malaria and take appropiate precautions. ...Read more

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Currently being considered for coblation nucleoplasty trial (cervical). Contained herniation. I'm in early 20's. Possible long term complications?

Currently being considered for coblation nucleoplasty trial (cervical). Contained herniation. I'm in early 20's. Possible long term complications?

Coblation: Understand, these treatments are low (not zero) risk, but for what purpose? Contained herniation means that there is no pressure on the nerves, and the disc is simply not in a "normal" location within the disc space. Study? Fine. These haven't worked except temporarily in the lumbar spine. I would be pessimistic. Maximize mckenzie pt. Not heat/us/tens as they are useless. If no other option, fine. ...Read more

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If untreated, what complications or dangers could arise? thank u.

Complete your Q: Incompelete Question..Complication of Untreated which disease?

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What are complications of vbac?

What are complications of vbac?

Uterine Rupture: The most common complications are a failed vbac & need for vaginal bypass (c-section). The most serious are uterine dehiscence (separation of the uterine scar) or rupture. This can lead to catastrophic results with hemorrhage, emergency surgery, hysterectomy, and fetal loss. Major point - please vbac in a hospital where your OB can keep you safe and have access to immediate surgery if needed. ...Read more

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What are the complications of tpn?

What are the complications of  tpn?

Short and long term: There are both short and long term complications of tpn. Short term complications include infections, and imbalance of electrolytes, fluid status and blood glucose levels. Long term TPN can result in loss of IV access and also liver injury and cirrhosis. If you remain on TPN for more than 2-3 months, you should be evaluated at an intestine failure center which may consider intestine transplant. ...Read more

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