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Best children's heart hospital in the world?

Best children's heart hospital in the world?

Depends: Ucla in los angeles, ca has the best children heart surgeon i know in dr. Laks. But other doctors surely have other recommendation. Your decision will have to take into account what the child's heart condition is and what is available to correct it. Your child's cardiologist is in the best position to recommend the heart surgeon for you. ...Read more

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He feels that his heart is being pinched.Im just worried because its already midnight and a little away from hospital?

He feels that his heart is being pinched.Im just worried because its already midnight and a little away from hospital?

Go: Typical presentation for acute cardiac event. Although other possibilities exist, such as GERD, esophageal spasm, or anxiety; a cardiac event is life threatening and must be ruled out, even in a 35yo. ...Read more

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My cousin might have chron's disease. Her heart dropped to 40 BPM and BP 60/40. She's in the hospital now, but what is chron's disease?

My cousin might have chron's disease. Her heart dropped to 40 BPM and BP 60/40. She's in the hospital now, but what is chron's disease?

It's an inflammation: Of the lining of the intestinal tract. Can lead to abdominal pain, diarrhea and malnutrition. The exact cause remains unknown. Possibly an autoimmune reaction to a virus. Can't be cure but disease can be control and patients can be in remission for long periods of time. Also associated with fever, fatigue, joint pain, eye inflammation. Gastroenterologist should be involve for diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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If my baby has a heart defect can I deliver at my local hospital?

If my baby has a heart defect can I deliver at my local hospital?

Probably not: Depending on the size and type of the defect, you will most likely need to be seen by a sepcialized obstetrician practicing maternal fetal medicine. They usually prefer to deliver at hospitals that have a neonatal intensive care unit. Definitely seek out more personalized advice from your obstetrician or health care provider. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could there be a hospital that specializes in treating heart failure?

Could there be a hospital that specializes in treating heart failure?

Yes: Any cardiovascular institute or center should be able to treat chf. Check university of texas in san antonio and/ or baptist hospital health system. ...Read more

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How long does a patient have to get the hospital once a heart is found?

How long does a patient have to get the hospital once a heart is found?

It depends: Once heart is found, the hospital unit will notify you but different hospitals have different procedure and policy. You want to check with your hospital or the surgeon. ...Read more

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Which are those things they use in a hospital that shock people to make their heart beat?

Which are those things they use in a hospital that shock people to make their heart beat?

Defibrillators: We have implantable defibrillators which are combination pacemakers and defibrillators. Within this group are subtypes. There are three types of external defibrillator. One is a vest worn on the outside that functions like the internal; this isn't for long term use. Then there is the AED automatic external defibrillator for lay people to use and the external defibrillators for medical staff. ...Read more