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Dr. Richard Humes
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Endocardial Cushion Defects (Definition)

Endocardial cushion defects, more commonly known as atrioventricular (AV) canal or septal defects, include a range of defects characterized by involvement of the atrial septum, the ventricular septum, and one or both of the AV valves. A complete AV septal defect indicates the presence of both atrial and ventricular septal defects with ...Read more


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How long does ventricular fibrillation usually last without treatment?

How long does ventricular fibrillation usually last without treatment?

Until out of energy: Ventricular fibrillation is a lethal heart arrhythmia which results in no notable blood flow to all the organs. If it does not resolve quickly, either spontaneously, or with defibrillation (shocking), organ damage starts after just a few minutes. If not converted, the rhythm will continue for several minutes until the heart is out of cellular energy, . ...Read more

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How quickly does the aortic valve progress?

How quickly does the aortic valve progress?

Aortic Valve Disease: Depends what condition you're asking about. There is a difference between leaking and narrowing, and then within each condition, progress is depending upon the cause of the problem. Since many parameters are involved, discuss with your doctor who has all the needed info. ...Read more

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What is success rate for root canal re-treatment on a premolar? How long does re-treat procedure usually take? Are antibiotics given & for how long?

What is success rate for root canal re-treatment on a premolar? How long does re-treat procedure usually take? Are antibiotics given & for how long?

75% - 80%: The root canal re-treatment is identical procedure to the original root canal treatment. The success rate for a root canal re-treatment runs at around 75% - 80%. The root canal re-treatment is usually performed by an endodontist. Find an endodontist in your area. Good luck. ...Read more

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How fast can spinal stenoses progress and what is the outcome without treatment?

How fast can spinal stenoses progress and what is the outcome without treatment?

Spinal Stenosis: It depends on the person. Unfortunately, there is not a definitive answer to your question. Everyone is different. A person's activities, posture, level of injury and it's extent vary. Some people may progress, others may not. As a doctor, I handle these on a case by case basis. The answer to your question is months, years, or never. Talk more with your doctor as they know you best. ...Read more

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How quick after stroke should treatment start so that a patient can survive?

How quick after stroke should treatment start so that a patient can survive?

Soon: Survival after stroke depends on many factors, mostly on the size of stroke and complications (pneumonia, bleeding etc). Acute therapy for stroke (clot busting medication) should be given within first 4.5 hours of stroke onset. It can potentially help to halt the stroke and improve outcome. ...Read more

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How long can an infant with Down syndrome & eisenmenger live? The vsd is still very open. Are there effective treatments?

How long can an infant with Down syndrome & eisenmenger live? The vsd is still very open. Are there effective treatments?

Depends: Trisomy 21 with a vsd and eisenmenger's has, unfortunately, a poor prognosis. The length of survival is variable and depends on the severity of the pulmonary hypertension as well as any other conditions. Treatments depend on those factors as well. Please discuss your child's specific prognosis with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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How often does the corrective surgery for asd fail?

How often does the corrective surgery for asd fail?

Very rarely: ASD surgery is usually very successful. There are some types of ASD that are more challenging, and there is a higher risk of having a small residual defect. While not a complete closure, small residual defects are not considered failures. ...Read more

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Treatment for diabetic retinopathy with laser: how long is recovery time?

Treatment for diabetic retinopathy with laser: how long is recovery time?

Depends: If you have blood in your eye, that will take many weeks or possibly months to clear even with laser treatment. As for the laser itself, usually the blurriness doesn't go away for a few hours because you would have been put on dilating eye drops. ...Read more

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To how much extent panic diorder is curable can you become symptom free after treatment if treated earlier?

To how much extent panic diorder is curable can you become symptom free after treatment if treated earlier?

Yes, panic disorder: is treatable and people get better. If a mental health professional is available, that is the person to see. Books and tapes can help, e.g., Claire Weekes "Hope and help for your nerves." Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is moderate cardiomegaly is very harmful? We go for immediate treatment after diagonosis

Is moderate cardiomegaly is very harmful? We go for immediate treatment after diagonosis

Cardiomegaly: The term cardiomegaly, by itself, means large heart. It generally refers to overgrowth of the muscle and chamber. A normal sized heart should be about the size of your fist. Cardiomegaly can be a sign of cause of heart failure, which can be a dangerous condition. Some diagnostic tests are more reliable than others in diagnosing this condition. Would see cardiologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can sepsis be treated an the patient will recover completely?

Can sepsis be treated an the patient will recover completely?

Yes: Even though sepsis can be very frightening, advances in medicine can definitely allow a patient to be healed from sepsis. ...Read more

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Docs, usually how long is recovery after open heart surgery on an infant?

Varies: Some operations are more complex, tedious, and complications. Simple ones lead to speedy recovery in infants. They are pliable and quick to heal. ...Read more

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How long can a person go without a tricuspid heart valve transplant?

How long can a person go without a tricuspid heart valve transplant?

It's complicated: The purpose of the tricuspid valve is to allow forward glow into the right ventricle and not leak. Malfunctioning tricuspid valves are repaired or replaced (not transplanted). If and when this is appropriate depends on things like the function of your heart, presence and degree of heart failure, overall medical condition, and other heart problems. ...Read more

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How long after treatment with rituxan (rituximab) will the effects go away?

How long after treatment with rituxan (rituximab) will the effects go away?

Median half life 32d: The median half life of Rituxan (rituximab) is 32 days. It takes approximately 5 half-lives before a drug is considered "gone" from the system. Therefore a median time-period would be 160 days from completion of treatment. Remember measurement of drug in the system is not the same as the side-effect of the drug or the length of time the lymphocyte population is affected. ...Read more

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How is atrial fibrillation usually treated?

How is atrial fibrillation usually treated?

Slow down the heart: Beta blockers and digoxin are often used first to slow down the heart when there is rapid heart rate of af. In some patients, electric shocks can be utilized to convert the irregular rate of af to normal. In most all cases, blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin) and new drugs like Pradaxa are utilized to reduce the risk of blood clots forming inside the heart and causing complications such as strokes. ...Read more

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Untreated, What is the long-term outlook for someone with L arm subclavian blockage & coarctation? How long will they live?

Untreated, What is the long-term outlook for someone with L arm subclavian blockage & coarctation? How long will they live?

Depends how bad: need to have a vascular surgeon and cardiologist to follow this especially if symptoms of pain , pallor and weak pulse could be sign of serious cardiac condition too , should follow blood pressures , longevity depends on how bad it is , it may be able to be surgically corrected. ...Read more