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What does bradycardia do in a child?

What does bradycardia do in a child?

Depends: Children and especially infants tend to have a faster heart rate than adults. The importance of bradycardia depends on how slow the heart rate is and on the cause. The heart rate varies in normal adults or children. So a slow heart rate may have no significance. Then again, a very slow heart rate may be a sign that something is wrong especially if associated with symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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Is giving prednisone to a 15 month old child safe to do?

Is giving prednisone to a 15 month old child safe to do?

Depends: When given in recommended amounts for the right reason it is not only safe,it is the standard of care for many problems. Prednisone mimics a natural stress hormone made by the body.That's why we studied it and found out how to use it. ...Read more

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How do I regulate my heart rate after having bradycardia due to child birth?

How do I regulate my heart rate after having bradycardia due to child birth?

Heart self regulates: There is not really any way to regulate your own heart, unfortunately. I would follow your OB's advice. If a specialist followup is necessary then see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any males have low sperm due to having asthma as a child and being on steriods such as prednisone?

Can you tell me of any males have low sperm due to having asthma as a child and being on steriods such as prednisone?

NO : This is unclear but needs to be investigated. Need to see a urologist. There are a number of reasons for low sperm count and may have to do with steroids but need to rule other things out .See a urologist. ...Read more

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How soon after stopping prednisone ( for asthma attack )can I give my child the MMR vaccine ?

How soon after stopping prednisone ( for asthma attack )can I give my child the MMR vaccine ?

Wait 30 days: If this was a standard 4-5 day burst of oral steroids for an event, I usually wait 30 days before giving the vaccine. If it was a much longer treatment period an additional delay may be warranted. ...Read more

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A 13 year old child has bradycardia. There is no obviousshunt. What is the best treatment for a coronary fistula collateral flow in main pulmonary artery, above thepulmonary valve?

A 13 year old child has bradycardia. There is no obviousshunt. What is the best treatment for a coronary fistula collateral flow in main pulmonary artery, above thepulmonary valve?

None: Most coronary fistulas to the mpa are tiny, and if there there is no obvious shunt it will likely not require rx or cause any problems such as bradycardia. Check with your cardiologist for f/u. ...Read more

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Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
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Slow Heart Rate (Definition)

Slow heart rate is a symptom in which a person's heart rate (the number of heart contractions per minute) is less than normal for the average person of the same size, doing the same activities. For adults, slow heart rate usually means a rate below 50-60 beats per ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more