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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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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

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If you were hospital for pe & they put you on veletri How long people usually stay on veletri Understand hearts weak what can you do to make strong?

If you were hospital for pe & they put you on veletri 
How long people usually stay on veletri 
Understand hearts weak what can you do to make strong?

Well: That's a clinical decision every patient is different it depends on your clinical status ask your cardiologist intensive care doctor for specific advice ...Read more

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What happens when you go in the hospital and have a heart attack?

What happens when you go in the hospital and have a heart attack?

Heart attack: You are placed in ICU on monitors & a cardiology consultant comes in to evaluate. ...Read more

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How likely is surviving a heart attack if you had it in the hospital?

How likely is surviving a heart attack if you had it in the hospital?

High: In for what? In surgery, spotted and taken care of. In cath lab or stress area or icu, very high cause folks are watching. In heart surgery, very high cause bypassing the blockages. ...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 can I find out which hospital in my area is best at doing heart bypasses?

How can I find out which hospital in my area is best at doing heart bypasses?

STS, PHC4 reports: In pennsylvania, there are 2 public reports available for cardiac surgery programs. The phc4 (www.Phc4.Org) is a report that all cardiac surgeons in pa must participate in. The society of thoracic surgeons maintains a voluntary, national database of cardiac surgery results. The sts recently partnered with consumer union (www.Consumerreports.Org/health) to make these ratings publicly available. ...Read more

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Am I able to work after a heart attack 2 years ago still have hospital appoiments ?

Am I able to work after a heart attack 2 years ago still have hospital appoiments 
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Heart attack: The answer needs to come from the physicians with the most information about you and your status. There isn't adequate information here to make the judgment. ...Read more

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If a pacemaker fails will the heart continue to function until I can make it to hospital?

If a pacemaker fails will the heart continue to function until I can make it to hospital?

Depends: As a rule complete pacemaker failure is exceedingly rare especially if regular follow-up is maintained. The risk of a complete lead or battery failure would depend on how dependent you are on the pacemaker. Some people have no escape beating and then the consequences are obviously more severe, potentially fatal. ...Read more

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What is the time after a person suffering a heart attack that they need to be in the hospital?

What is the time after a person suffering a heart attack that they need to be in the hospital?

ASAP: The time after symptoms begin is directly associated with the amount of scarring and damage. Heart tissue can withstand only short periods of time (minutes-hours) before tissue dies and scarring ensues. The amount of damage directly correlates with survival. The first 90 minutes after symptoms begin correlate with survival in acute coronary syndrome patients undergoing acute coronary interventi. ...Read more

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Why do I get a squeezing feeling in my heart? I'm under investigation at hospital i've got high resting heart of 160bpm i'm only 30 f,

Why do I get a squeezing feeling in my heart? I'm under investigation at hospital i've got high resting heart of 160bpm i'm only 30 f,

Could be...: During extremely high heart rates, the demand for blood in the heart can outstrip the available supply, but this is usually true more for older, sicker patients, or those using cocaine. Another answer may be dis-coordination between top and bottom chamber from certain rhythms, particularly avnrt which can cause similar symptoms. Your eval will help you better understand your specific situation. ...Read more

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What happens if you have heart attack at hospital without PCI? And have to be flown 20mins to one that does? Can it be treated other ways?

What happens if you have heart attack at hospital without PCI? And have to be flown 20mins to one that does? Can it be treated other ways?

Yes: Clot busting drugs, thrombolytics, can be given if a Cath lab is more than 30-60 minutes away. However, a 20 minute flight time is well within the time frame, that would allow one to get to lab in time for PCI without using thrombolytics. Curious why a 24 year old wud be asking this specific a question. ...Read more